Blue Ridge Parkway | BEST HISTORIC SITES ON THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY

Brinegar Cabin and out building at Mile Post 238 on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Brinegar Cabin and out building at Mile Post 238 on the Blue Ridge Parkway


Attraction and visitor facility locations are referenced by mile posts (MP). Mileage is tracked from 0 at the northern entrance to 469 at the southern entrance. You will see the mile posts along the Blue Ridge Parkway just as you see mile posts on Interstates and other highways.


There are a number of historic sites and museums along the Blue Ridge Parkway, but only a few are open to the public and offer any type of activity other than taking a look and snapping a photo. The following is a list of those most worthy of your time.

Mountain Farm Outdoor Museum (MP 6)
Authentic 1890s farm buildings and equipment

Johnson Farm (MP 85.4)
Restored 1930s farm accessed via 1.5-mile loop hike

Mabry Mill (MP 176.2)
Original grist and lumber mill, authentic farm buildings and equipment, traditional skills demonstrations by park volunteers

Blue Ridge Music Center (MP 213)
Roots of Mountain Music Museum

Brinegar Cabin (MP 238.5)
Historic 1880s cabin and out buildings. Inside of cabin is open during summer and fall seasons

Moses Cone Memorial Park (MP 294)
House tours of Cone Family mansion

Linn Cove Viaduct (MP 304.4)
Access to Linn Cove Viaduct, the first bridge of its type in the United States

Museum of North Carolina Minerals (MP 330.9)
Mineral and geology museum


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Last updated on November 7, 2023
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