Welcome to Virginia’s Shining Gem! 

Make your way to Franklin County, Virginia and you might be surprised at what you find. 

After all, this is a place where your travels will take you through rolling hills, picturesque forests, serene lakes, mountain top vistas, and vibrant small towns. 

But it’s also a place where American history comes to life, at places like the Booker T. Washington National Monument and the Blue Ridge Institute & Museum. 

Where The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail has a toe-tapping effect on your visit, with events, performances and festivals that celebrate traditional Appalachian music. 

But it’s also a place where world class talent graces the stage of the Harvester Performance Center, an intimate and personal venue, or The Coves Amphitheater, an outdoor music oasis.

Where the great outdoors promise even greater adventures, with hiking, biking, boating, fishing, camping and more. 

Let’s not forget about the “Jewel of the Blue Ridge”, Smith Mountain Lake. A waterfront playground during the summer and a quiet retreat during the winter.

And where a community embraces its deeply rooted legacy as “The Moonshine Capital of the World”, with legal distilleries that pay homage to its unique heritage. 

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So, plan a visit to a place that’s as American as America gets. We’re here waiting to welcome you home, whether for just a short while or forever.

Welcome to Franklin County, friend.