Visitor Centers

Blue Ridge Parkway visitor center near Asheville, NC, in summer.
The Blue Ridge Parkway visitor center in Asheville, NC, is open year-round.

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Virginia Milepost
Humpback Rocks Visitor Center 5.8
James River Visitor Center 63.6
Peaks of Otter Visitor Center and Peaks of Otter Nature Center 85.9
Explore Park 115
Rocky Knob Contact Center (open weekends only) 169
Blue Ridge Music Center 213
 
 
Cultural Life Demonstrations Milepost
Humpback Mountain Farm 5.9
Mabry Mill 176.1
Brinegar Cabin 238.5
 

Most visitor contact stations on the Parkway are seasonal, typically open from May through October. The Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center (MP 384), the Folk Art Center (MP 382) and the Museum of North Carolina Minerals (MP 331), are open year round and only closed on Thanksgiving, December 25th and January 1st.

Go to the full Operating Hours and Seasons page for more detailed information.

Last updated: December 8, 2016

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

199 Hemphill Knob Rd
Asheville, NC 28803

Phone:

(828) 348-3400

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