Visit the only birthplace museum of a First Lady in Virginia to learn how this Pocahontas descendant journeyed from Wytheville to the White House. Museum exhibits chronicle Mrs. Wilson’s strong, independent nature and her role as a caregiver. In 1919, when a stroke left President Wilson partially paralyzed, Mrs. Wilson managed many governmental details for the President. While Mrs. Wilson publicly minimized her involvement in the affairs of state, her stewardship of governmental duties earned her such labels as “The Secret President” and “The First Woman President.”
Edith Bolling Wilson is one of the most influential and historically significant women of the twentieth century. Visit the Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum and tour the Bolling Home to discover how her early life in the town of Wytheville, Virginia prepared her for life as First Lady
A haven for herb gardeners and nature lovers alike, this property shares the farm with bear, deer, turkey, rabbits, and countless bird species, and they grow organic garlic and herbs for their line of products, including herbal vinegars and seasonings. The herbal bath product line contains a full line of soaps, bath gels, herbal salts, and soaks which cleanse the body and rejuvenate the soul.
Fort Chiswell Animal Park is Virginia's most INTERACTIVE zoo and is conveniently located less than three miles off Exit 80 on I-81/I-77 in Wytheville, Virginia. Animals from six continents roam across 45 acres and you'll become a part of their world as your guide takes you into their habitat aboard the safari bus. Here, you're encouraged to touch, feed, and photograph. It's the zoo where the animals WANT to see you!
2115 Major Grahams Road Max Meadows, Virginia 24360
Major David Graham, a Civil War hero, is the celebrated past owner of this majestic home and its surrounding hills and forests. From the finely detailed scroll work staircase to the beautiful huge wooden doors, this 25-room home was clearly built on sophistication and refinement. Legend has it that Confederate officers actually held secret meetings in the third floor attic “Confederate Room”, plotting battle strategies against the Yankees. Always a commanding presence, the mansion is said to still hold chilling secrets of the past.
Nestled within the Shot Tower Historical Park, the Jackson Ferry Shot Tower is a shot tower that was utilized to manufacture lead shots to load firearms. Included in the National Register of Historic Places, this landmark can be accessed by tourists along with the surrounding grounds.
The home of Wytheville’s first resident physician, the Haller-Gibboney Rock House has played a significant role in Wytheville’s history since its construction in 1823. Dr. John Haller served his community as a country doctor, county coroner, and delegate to the Virginia Legislature.
During the 140 years that the Hallers and their descendants, the Gibboneys and Campbells lived in the home, they responded to the needs of their community by using their home as an infirmary and school during the Civil War years and as a boarding house when Wytheville became a popular summer resort. As a Registered Historical Landmark, the home now serves as a museum containing over 1,400 original artifacts and period furnishings. The purpose of the Haller-Gibboney Rock House Museum is to preserve its collections, structure, and grounds in a manner that promotes understanding and appreciation of family life in Wytheville within the context of the events of the 19th and early 20th centuries.
The Wytheville Meeting Center is a spacious, comfortable, technology-friendly facility that offers meeting clients a convenient location, at the intersection of Interstates 77 & 81, coupled with the backdrop of the beauty of the Blue Ridge. The 9,000 square foot Grand Ballroom has the décor and amenities that meeting clients need in a comfortable, modern setting. With a seating capacity of 1,000 persons in theatre-style or 500 for a banquet, the Grand Ballroom offers ideal facilities for multi-day conferences.
One of the few tracks that is currently owned and operated by the original builder, Fred Brown. Fred and his family run all aspects of the track. We take pride in operating a well organized and clean facility with one of the smoothest track surfaces in the southeast. Established 1969, the track is 1/2 mile high-banked clay oval.
This small town and surrounding area offers a variety of interesting things to see and do as well as many in a beautiful scenic setting.
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Virginia's only linear state park, this park follows an abandoned railroad line through tunnels, over bridges, and along the New River from downtown Pulaski to Galax. The trail is 57 miles long and parallels the New River for 29 miles, providing excellent water activities. The park is also excellent for hiking, horseback riding, and bicycling.
Serving up great food since 1925, Skeeter’s has been serving world famous “SKEETERDOGS” to locals and travelers for generations. Experience Skeeter’s “World Famous Hotdogs” a true Historic Downtown Wytheville tradition!