National Trails Day celebration June 5 at SWVA Museum

May 20, 2021

Big Stone Gap — The Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park will celebrate National Trails Day with outdoor treasure hunts, or geocaching on Saturday, June 5, from 1-3 p.m.

To celebrate National Trails Day, bring your GPS unit, or just use your smartphone, or use one of the parks GPS units. Locate a selection of interesting caches at historic sites in town, or locate caches along the greenbelt in beautiful Big Stone Gap. Go to or any geocaching app on your smartphone to navigate to find caches near you.

Admission to this event is free. However, if touring the museum regular admission rates will apply: Adults $5, Children 6-12 $3, under 6 is free. If you plan on using a parks GPS system, please register before 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 3.

Due to current state Covid guidelines, social distancing is required between those not in the same household. Masks are required to be worn inside all state owned facilities.
For more information, please call the Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park at 276/523-1322.

The award-winning Virginia State Parks are managed by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.

For more information about Virginia State Parks’ activities and amenities or to make reservations in one of the more than 1,800 campsites or 300 climate-controlled cabins, call the Virginia State Parks Reservation Center at 800-933-PARK or visit