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Blue Ridge Institute

Route 40 West, Ferrum College, Ferrum, VA 24088-9000
+1 540-365-4416
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Interesting and educational

Our family of 5 stopped by last week. It had been years since we visited last. Hadn't changed at... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2017
Kathy C
Very Interesting Tourist Stop

I love the Blue Ridge Institute because living near it I can watch the displays and stop when they... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2016
Emily B
Ferrum, Virginia
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Museum managed by Ferrum College in Virginia that displays a treasure-trove of historic photographs, music, documents, and artifacts relevant to folklore of southwestern Virginia.
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31 Jul 2017
“Interesting and educational”
30 Dec 2016
“Very Interesting Tourist Stop”
Route 40 West, Ferrum College, Ferrum, VA 24088-9000
+1 540-365-4416
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

Our family of 5 stopped by last week. It had been years since we visited last. Hadn't changed at all, which is a good thing. The animals were fun and friendly. Someone showed up to tend to the animals while we were there, she was...More

Thank Kathy C
Reviewed 30 December 2016

I love the Blue Ridge Institute because living near it I can watch the displays and stop when they have something of interest to me. Necessary for those interested in Franklin County, VA history and the local music trail.

Thank Emily B
Reviewed 22 April 2015

If you come to the BRI in the summer, you can tour the farm museum. It's only open on the weekend, but if you come in the afternoons, you might even get to sample some fresh baked bread done in the brick oven! You can...More

1  Thank Tangwystel
Reviewed 16 November 2014

This event is put on each year on the last Saturday of October, 10:00 to 5:00. As festivals go, this is our all-time favorite. We go every year if the weather is decent. It is all about the flavor of Appalachian life as it was...More

2  Thank chiknlvr
Reviewed 3 November 2014

This is a very small museum with only two little galleries and a farm. On the day we visited one of the galleries was closed. The one open was only poster boards talking about the history and famous families of blue grass music. On the...More

Thank RebeccaS43323
Reviewed 3 October 2012

When the Blue Ridge Institute is open, it is well worth while for a visit. The staff do a great job showing what an early American working farm was like.

Thank 109ElizabethM1
Reviewed 22 September 2012

a stop on the "Crooked Trail", the BRI features old tools, instruments, quilts, and more. New shows keep the place interesting. Unique gift shop.

Thank Susan E
Reviewed 4 July 2012

If you are looking for a folksy true-to-the-region museum, this is it. I have seen exhibits ranging from moonshine, Appalachian musical instruments, to rock and roll, to name a few. A great addition to the Crooked Road.

Thank VirginiaPeggy
Reviewed 29 December 2011

Like the live theatre on college grounds, and the yearly festival with antique autos, quilts and other hobby,s.Flat dancing, long horn steer,chickens,sheep etc..

Thank VirginiaDonna
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