NRV History & Cultural Heritage
The New River Valley has a rich history with many notable past events. The region is also home to many different cultural groups. There are many different ways to learn about the heritage of the New River Valley while visiting the area including visiting museums and checking out historical landmarks.
National Register of Historic Places Listings
The United States Government lists and protects its places of historical importance. There are 117 places in the New River Valley that are on the National Register of Historic Places. Locations include churches, mansions, historic districts, and more.
Virginia Historical Highway Markers
The Commonwealth of Virginia’s Historical Highway Markers program allows travelers to learn about events, places, and people that have historical significance. The highway markers are black and white signs that mark an area related to anything historically cruical. Each sign has a description of what was marked.
There are many of these markers through the New River Valley. Stopping to read these is a great way to learn about the historical heritage of the area. You may be surprised about what you learn.
A Guidebook to Virginia’s Historic Markers compiled by Scott David Arnold
Andrew Johnston House Museum
Blacksburg Museum & Cultural Foundation
Glencoe Mansion Museum & Gallery
Montgomery Museum & Lewis Miller Regional Art Center
Raymond F. Ratcliffe Memorial Transportation Museum
Wilderness Road Regional Museum