Picnic In the Park


Until Sept. 4

A message from Executive Director, Frank Malone

We want all of you to know that our 1924 Depot building is getting a face lift. We are in the midst of remodeling and in a few months we will be excited to show off our beautiful new South Hill Welcome Center and the ever popular South Hill Model Train Museum after the work is completed.

The Virginia S. Evans Doll Museum closed down on Saturday February 16th after nearly 30 years of bringing joy and excitement to boys and girls of all ages. We will always be grateful to Miss Virginia and her family for letting us showcase her marvelous collection of "her babies".

On February 25th the wonderful wildlife exhibit of Mr. Stan VonGrabill closed in the Depot as well. The animals headed for fresh water and clean air as they travelled to their new home, the John H. Kerr Dam Education Center and other locations around the lake to continue to bring joy to visitors to our area for many years to come. We were so proud to have this exhibit for the past 30 years as well.

We do hope you will visit our Tobacco Farm Life Museum open Wednesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

So please bare with the construction that will be going on this spring and we hope that you will enjoy our new look, including an enlarged showcase of South Hill and train history for all of you and the travelling public. After all, the entire township nearby moved south of the big hill down to the new railroad and our wonderful town got it's name, South Hill, Virginia.

And as we have said for years, "You'll always like the view from South Hill."