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Local Attractions

Ferrum offers many great options for entertainment, education, and exploration! 


Location: 20 Museum Drive Ferrum, VA 24088
Hours: Monday - Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM

Contact: 540-365-4416

Blue Ridge Insititute and Museum


"The Blue Ridge Institute & Museum was created in 1973 by Ferrum College to document, interpret, and present the folk heritage of the Blue Ridge region. Since that time, the BRIM has grown steadily, working throughout Virginia and Appalachia while maintaining an emphasis on the western portion of the Commonwealth.

The Blue Ridge Institute & Museum has a longstanding national reputation for quality and authenticity.  From festivals and concerts to exhibitions and publications, the BRIM offers educational and entertaining programming.  The Institute’s audience spans all ages and backgrounds, enhancing Ferrum College’s educational mission.  A heritage-tourism leader, the BRIM is a major venue on The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail."

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Location: Inside the Blue Ridge Insitute & Museum
or in the Leo Scott Pavilion, weather permitting

Hours: Every Monday at 7 PM

Appalachian Music at Ferrum College:

"Appalachian Music at Ferrum College and the Blue Ridge Institute and Museum co-host an open community old-time/bluegrass jam every Monday at 7 PM.

Jams are free and open to the public, and all are welcome to participate.

Come to play, sing, dance, or simply listen and enjoy.

Jams are held inside the Blue Ridge Institute and Museum through cold weather.

When the weather allows, jams are held under the Leo Scott Pavilion at the Blue Ridge Institute and Museum Farm, across route 40."

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Ferrum College

Ferrum College hosts multiple community-centered events and programs throughout the year. 

There are general events offered by the college, such as the weekly Friday Night Fish Fry located in Franklin Hall, along with specific events offered by different departments within the college, such as plays and dinner theater options offered by the Theatre Arts department multiple times throughout the year.

As well, the community is encouraged to attend any of the athletic events hosted at the college. Stop by and show your support to all of the great athletes who make Ferrum College proud!

Phoebe Needles Center

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Location:  732 Turners Creek Road Callaway 24067

Contact: 540-483-1518

Phoebe Needles

The Phoebe Needles Center offers amazing summer camp opportunities for rising K-12 graders, including offering scholarship opportunities thanks to fundraising efforts such as their Send-A-Kid-To-Camp silent auction and their Spring Fling event, so that cost is never a concern for a child who wishes to attend.

Phoebe Needles also offers multiple educational and event opportunities for the local community throughout the year including their Center for Lifelong Learning events, Active Senior Classes, and affordable facility rental options for your next gathering.

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