Southwest Virginia Heritage Guide

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From the upper James River west to the Cumberland Gap, Southwest Virginia is steeped in history and folklife. This Guide is published by Ferrum College's Blue Ridge Institute & Museum, The State Center for Blue Ridge Folklore, to help visitors better explore the regional heritage of the Virginia highlands. Both the tourist and the researcher will find listings here to meet their interests.

Things to Do
  • Major Access Routes: US 220, Rt. 40
  • Directions: The Blue Ridge Institute and Museum is located on the west side of the Ferrum College campus, 10 miles from Route 220 on Route 40. In travel time Ferrum is about 45 minutes from both Roanoke and Martinsville, Virginia. From the town of Rocky Mount drive west on Route 40 past the Ferrum College chapel. Continue one tenth of a mile further to the Blue Ridge Institute & Museum Building, a brick building with a plow weather vane. All farm museum tours start at the Blue Ridge Institute & Museum Building. There is ample parking for buses and RVs.
Things to Do
  • Sunday Hours: 1:00pm - 5:00pm (Summer only)
  • Monday Hours: 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Tuesday Hours: 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Wednesday Hours: 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Thursday Hours: 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Friday Hours: 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Saturday Hours: 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Credit Card Types Accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Discover
Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
Facility Info
  • Largest Room1080
  • Total Sq. Ft.1080
  • Number of Rooms1
  • Classroom Capacity40
BRI Classroom
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1080
  • Width: 30
  • Length: 36
  • Height: 9
  • Classroom Capacity: 40