Permits & Reservations


Special Use Permits -- This permit is needed for a variety of activities, such as organizing a wedding in the park or taking professional photographs. The permit fee is $50.00. Please contact the park for more details about obtaining a permit at (540)721-2094.


School Groups
Reservations for school tours should be made as far in advance as possible, especially for the most popular school tour seasons, mid-March through mid-June and September through October. To reserve a curriculum-based education program, contact a park ranger at (540) 721-2094.

Group Tours
Groups of five or more can reserve a tour by contacting a ranger at (540) 721-2094.


Historic Area:

· The Visitor Center has a 15 minute introductory video, a display/museum area and a Eastern National Book Store.

· The Historic Area takes an average of 30 minutes to an hour to walk and explore the reconstructed buildings and landscape.

× A guided tour or a short orientation is available upon request dependent on staff availability. Larger groups are asked to call in advance to schedule a guided tour at: (540)721-2094. Guided tours last 45 minutes to an hour. Tours are free.

Jack-O-Lantern Branch Heritage Trail:

· This nature trail follows Gills Creek, which runs throught a wooded area, and is approximately 1 ½ miles.

Last updated: February 9, 2021

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12130 Booker T. Washington Highway
Hardy, VA 24101


540 721-2094

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