2013 Hours and Tour Information
Hours and openings may vary around major holidays. Check this site for details as holidays approach.
Museum Galleries—The galleries are open year-round. Admission is free. Lectures are available by reservation; fees vary. The gallery hours are as follows:
- Spring, Fall, and Winter: Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Summer (mid-May – mid-August): Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sunday, 1 to 4:30 p.m.
Farm Museum—The Farm Museum is open seasonally. Admission is charged. In addition, the Farm Museum is open October 26, 2013, as part of the Blue Ridge Folklife Festival.
- For walk-in visitors the Farm Museum is open weekends May 5 - September 2. The hours are Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sundays, 1 to 4:30 p.m.
- For group tours by reservation, the Farm Museum is open any day April 1 - October 20, 2013. Admission price varies by program, tour types, and hands-on activities. Call for details.
Blue Ridge Heritage Archives—
Year-Round: Weekdays by reservation.
Year-Round: Weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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 RV's. For GPS devices use the address 20 Museum Drive, Ferrum, VA.
The Institute's gallery exhibits are self-guided, and groups need
not make reservations for visits to the galleries. Reservations are
required for group visits to the Blue Ridge Farm Museum. Please call
(540) 365-4416 for reservation information.
Blue Ridge Institute staff members can entertain and inform your group
with presentations on regional history and folkways. Often complemented
with audio-visual presentations, our most popular programs highlight
folk music, decorative arts, and the development of the Blue Ridge
identity. These presentations normally run about one hour. Prices
Group Meals and Meeting Facilities
Catered meals and/or refreshments can be provided at the Institute.
Visitors may also enjoy lunch or dinner in the Ferrum College Dining
Hall. For those bringing their own meals, picnic tables are available
alongside Adams Lake on the college campus.
The Blue Ridge Institute offers a meeting room for public use by
reservation. Depending upon availability, additional meeting space
may also be arranged elsewhere on campus.
The Institute can be contacted by phone at 540-365-4416, by e-mail
at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail
at the Blue Ridge Institute & Museum, Ferrum College, P. O. Box
1000, Ferrum, VA 24088.