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Downtown Wytheville

Revitalization is underway and is breathing new life in Main Street and beyond. Each time you return to Wytheville, you will see vibrant changes coupled with historic preservation that honors our heritage.

 

To get an overview of local history, begin your tour at the Thomas J. Boyd Museum, then tour the Haller-Gibboney Rock House. Medicine, war battles, and a “Summer Without Children” are just a few of the topics covered in the exhibits.

 

One of the most eye-catching sights on Main Street, the “Big Pencil” has been a landmark for over 50 years at the Wytheville Office Supply. Constructed in the 1950s, it is made of metal and is approximately 30 feet long.

 

Another unique business with local flavor is Skeeter’s. Visitors come from far and wide to take a bite out of a “Skeeter dog” and the building sign indicates that over nine million have been sold. This building is also a birthplace of a First Lady. The Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum shares the story of First Lady Mrs. Wilson, From Wytheville to The White House. It is not surprising that this Wytheville native made her way to the nation’s capital. Mrs. Wilson was a direct descendant of Pocahontas and her great great grandmother was a sister to Thomas Jefferson. She was one of the most influential and historically significant women of the twentieth century. Across the street, the Bolling Wilson Hotel, honors this famous Virginian. The boutique hotel includes 30 guest rooms, a restaurant, ballroom, outdoor dining and rooftop bar.

 

Nearby, you will find a variety of interesting shops featuring collectibles, antiques, unique gift items, artisan creations, and many other items. New shops are opening all the time adding their own special flavor. Current ones include Hannah’s Attic, Petal’s, Robert’s Country Store, and Root’d Threads.

A couple of blocks from the downtown area, you will find two beautiful local parks. Elizabeth Brown Memorial Park offers shelters and picnic tables and is the home of the annual Chautauqua Festival in June. Withers Park was once a baseball field and now includes a walking track, playground and the Wall of Honor which includes the War Memorial, Wounded Warrior, Civic, and Sports Monuments.

 

Just a few blocks from this area are seven structures believed to be the oldest original buildings in Wytheville. Although changes have been made, all or part of the houses existed prior to or during the 1830’s. Several served as boarding houses to accommodate visitors who chose to “summer” in Wytheville in those days. Restoration work began in 1976 and continues today. You can find several interesting shops including The Farmer’s Daughter and Batiks Etcetera & Sew What Fabrics, Wilderness Road World Trading Co., and the historic restaurant, Log House 1776. The Farmer’s Daughter features a creative variety of gifts, jewelry, apparel, and home décor. Batiks Etcetera & Sew What Fabrics is a colorful shop with a wide selection of fabrics, patterns, and sewing/quilting accessories. Wilderness Road World Trading Co Wilderness Road World Trading Co, located adjacent to the Log House 1776, includes an eclectic assortment of unique gift items and art.

 

On the opposite end of Main Street, you will find the Trinkle Mansion Bed & Breakfast. This historic structure was once a grand home and is now a luxurious bed & breakfast.

Revitalization is underway and is breathing new life in Main Street and beyond. Each time you return to Wytheville, you will see vibrant changes coupled with historic preservation that honors our heritage.

 

To get an overview of local history, begin your tour at the Thomas J. Boyd Museum, then tour the Haller-Gibboney Rock House. Medicine, war battles, and a “Summer Without Children” are just a few of the topics covered in the exhibits.

 

One of the most eye-catching sights on Main Street, the “Big Pencil” has been a landmark for over 50 years at the Wytheville Office Supply. Constructed in the 1950s, it is made of metal and is approximately 30 feet long.

 

Another unique business with local flavor is Skeeter’s. Visitors come from far and wide to take a bite out of a “Skeeter dog” and the building sign indicates that over nine million have been sold. This building is also a birthplace of a First Lady. The Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum shares the story of First Lady Mrs. Wilson, From Wytheville to The White House. It is not surprising that this Wytheville native made her way to the nation’s capital. Mrs. Wilson was a direct descendant of Pocahontas and her great great grandmother was a sister to Thomas Jefferson. She was one of the most influential and historically significant women of the twentieth century. Across the street, the Bolling Wilson Hotel, honors this famous Virginian. The boutique hotel includes 30 guest rooms, a restaurant, ballroom, outdoor dining and rooftop bar.

 

Nearby, you will find a variety of interesting shops featuring collectibles, antiques, unique gift items, artisan creations, and many other items. New shops are opening all the time adding their own special flavor. Current ones include Hannah’s Attic, Petal’s, Robert’s Country Store, and Root’d Threads.

A couple of blocks from the downtown area, you will find two beautiful local parks. Elizabeth Brown Memorial Park offers shelters and picnic tables and is the home of the annual Chautauqua Festival in June. Withers Park was once a baseball field and now includes a walking track, playground and the Wall of Honor which includes the War Memorial, Wounded Warrior, Civic, and Sports Monuments.

 

Just a few blocks from this area are seven structures believed to be the oldest original buildings in Wytheville. Although changes have been made, all or part of the houses existed prior to or during the 1830’s. Several served as boarding houses to accommodate visitors who chose to “summer” in Wytheville in those days. Restoration work began in 1976 and continues today. You can find several interesting shops including The Farmer’s Daughter and Batiks Etcetera & Sew What Fabrics, Wilderness Road World Trading Co., and the historic restaurant, Log House 1776. The Farmer’s Daughter features a creative variety of gifts, jewelry, apparel, and home décor. Batiks Etcetera & Sew What Fabrics is a colorful shop with a wide selection of fabrics, patterns, and sewing/quilting accessories. Wilderness Road World Trading Co Wilderness Road World Trading Co, located adjacent to the Log House 1776, includes an eclectic assortment of unique gift items and art.

 

On the opposite end of Main Street, you will find the Trinkle Mansion Bed & Breakfast. This historic structure was once a grand home and is now a luxurious bed & breakfast.

Revitalization is underway and is breathing new life in Main Street and beyond. Each time you return to Wytheville, you will see vibrant changes coupled with historic preservation that honors our heritage.

 

To get an overview of local history, begin your tour at the Thomas J. Boyd Museum, then tour the Haller-Gibboney Rock House. Medicine, war battles, and a “Summer Without Children” are just a few of the topics covered in the exhibits.

 

One of the most eye-catching sights on Main Street, the “Big Pencil” has been a landmark for over 50 years at the Wytheville Office Supply. Constructed in the 1950s, it is made of metal and is approximately 30 feet long.

 

Another unique business with local flavor is Skeeter’s. Visitors come from far and wide to take a bite out of a “Skeeter dog” and the building sign indicates that over nine million have been sold. This building is also a birthplace of a First Lady. The Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum shares the story of First Lady Mrs. Wilson, From Wytheville to The White House. It is not surprising that this Wytheville native made her way to the nation’s capital. Mrs. Wilson was a direct descendant of Pocahontas and her great great grandmother was a sister to Thomas Jefferson. She was one of the most influential and historically significant women of the twentieth century. Across the street, the Bolling Wilson Hotel, honors this famous Virginian. The boutique hotel includes 30 guest rooms, a restaurant, ballroom, outdoor dining and rooftop bar.

 

Nearby, you will find a variety of interesting shops featuring collectibles, antiques, unique gift items, artisan creations, and many other items. New shops are opening all the time adding their own special flavor. Current ones include Hannah’s Attic, Petal’s, Robert’s Country Store, and Root’d Threads.

A couple of blocks from the downtown area, you will find two beautiful local parks. Elizabeth Brown Memorial Park offers shelters and picnic tables and is the home of the annual Chautauqua Festival in June. Withers Park was once a baseball field and now includes a walking track, playground and the Wall of Honor which includes the War Memorial, Wounded Warrior, Civic, and Sports Monuments.

 

Just a few blocks from this area are seven structures believed to be the oldest original buildings in Wytheville. Although changes have been made, all or part of the houses existed prior to or during the 1830’s. Several served as boarding houses to accommodate visitors who chose to “summer” in Wytheville in those days. Restoration work began in 1976 and continues today. You can find several interesting shops including The Farmer’s Daughter and Batiks Etcetera & Sew What Fabrics, Wilderness Road World Trading Co., and the historic restaurant, Log House 1776. The Farmer’s Daughter features a creative variety of gifts, jewelry, apparel, and home décor. Batiks Etcetera & Sew What Fabrics is a colorful shop with a wide selection of fabrics, patterns, and sewing/quilting accessories. Wilderness Road World Trading Co Wilderness Road World Trading Co, located adjacent to the Log House 1776, includes an eclectic assortment of unique gift items and art.

 

On the opposite end of Main Street, you will find the Trinkle Mansion Bed & Breakfast. This historic structure was once a grand home and is now a luxurious bed & breakfast.