Fort Christanna Historical Site
Fort Christanna Historical Site is a 25 acre site designed to provide a historical overview of the fort established by Governor Alexander Spotswood in 1714. The site includes information kiosks, garden area, a cannon, and a wilderness walking trail. There is no charge to visit this site. The site is maintained by the Brunswick Museum & Historical Society and is open year-round.
Brunswick County has two Rosenwald schools, established in the South to improve the quality of public education for African Americans. In 1912, philanthropist Julius Rosenwald gave Booker T. Washington money to construct six rural schools in Alabama. By, 1928, one in every five rural schools for black students in the South was a Rosenwald school. The two in Brunswick County-Oak Grove and St. Paul's Chapel-were awarded National Treasure status in 2011.
Brunswick Museum and Historical Society
Once a library, the Brunswick Museum and Historical Society, founded in 1990 holds many of the county's artifacts and is dedicated to preserving Brunswick's cultural and natural history. The Brunswick Museum is open Wednesday and Saturday's from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM.
James Solomon Russell-Saint Paul's College Museum and Archives
The James Solomon Russel-Saint Paul's College Museum and Archives is a wonderful preserved collection of history with emphases on Saint Paul's College and it's founder Mr. James Solomon Russell. The museum is open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM located on the second floor of the Brunswick County Conference Center.
Valentine's Post Office
William H. Valentine established this post office in 1887 in the small community of Valentines. During the 1950s, the postmaster at that time, Willie Wright, developed a unique heart-shaped stamp postmark for Valentine's Day. A tradition was born. Today the Valentines Post Office postmarks more than 25,000 valentines each February. In 2008, in House Joint Resolution No. 27, the Virginia House of Delegates designated February 14 as "Valentines, Virginia Day in the Commonwealth."
Civil Rights in Education Heritage Trail
The Civil Rights in Education Heritage Trail is a self guided driving tour through Southside Virginia which encompasses five locations on its trail in Brunswick county. The trail was established by the Old Dominion Resource Conservation & Development Council and is managed by Virginia's Retreat, a tourism marketing consortium. The trail highlights the progression of African Americans, Native Americans, and women to their right to an education to that of white males in this time period.
Virginia Civil War Trails
Take in over 50 sites along two trails of civil war history: Lee's Retreat and the Wilson Kautz Raid. Along the trails you will travel across highways, byways and back roads to not just sites and places along the trails but you will find experiences that will have you imagining what life would be like during this time in history.
Wilson Kautz Raid/Lee's Retreat
Highlighting Lee's final march from Petersburg to Appottomax
Brunswick Youth Development League (BDYL)
The BYDL was organized by volunteers and operates for the sole purpose of providing organized sports, recreational and educational programs for the youth of Brunswick County. The BYDL serves as an umbrella organization for a variety of sport leagues including football, cheerleading, soccer, basketball, baseball, softball, and T-ball to youth ages 5 to 18. Fees apply.
County Park at Great Creek
County Park at Great Creek is located on the outskirts of Lawrenceville. This public park is on the banks of Great Creek Reservoir, a 212 acre flood control lake. The park offers a boat launching ramp; two fishing piers (one is handicap accessible); playground area; picnic shelters with grills/tables; football/baseball field; volleyball court; horseshoe pit and nature walking trail. There is no fee to utilize this facility. The park is operated and maintained by Brunswick County and is open April through October.
Brunswick Lake - also known as County Pond
Brunswick Lake is a 157 acre impoundment that is maintained by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. The pond offers opportunity for canoeing, kayaking, and fishing.
Lake Gaston shoreline reaches approximately 350 miles and covers 20,300 acres of water. The lake offers fishing, hunting, camping, boating, swimming, and an array of water sports. A number of public boat launching ramps are available. Neighborhood marinas provide complete marine goods and services.
Lake Phoenix - A Scuba and Camping Park
Lake Phoenix is a scuba and camping park operated by the Rawlings Quarry Diving Company. The reservoir is approximately twenty (20) acres. The park offers camping and rental units (primitive, RV, and cabin), scuba diving, swimming, and associated equipment rentals. The park is operated Mid-March through Mid-November. Fees apply.
Flowing through largely agricultural and forested land, this 30 mile Scenic River possesses a number of interesting aesthetic features including rock formations, several vegetated islands, sections of riffles, and a meandering alignment with interesting and inviting views downriver. Meherrin River offers canoeing, kayaking, fishing and swimming.
Nottoway River is a 28 mile Scenic River with a minimum of development that provides good fishing for a variety of species. The Nottoway River has produced some trophy fish and is one of only a few rivers that is home to the "Roanoke Bass". The river offers canoeing, kayaking, fishing and swimming.
Roanoke River Rails to Trails, Inc. - Tobacco Heritage Trail
The vision for the Tobacco Heritage Trail is one of a connected ribbon of non-vehicular pedestrian transportation that will link towns, counties, natural resources, and cultural destinations all without the need for an automobile. Specifically, the trail shall be a recreational outlet for hiking, walking, jogging, biking and horseback riding utilizing abandoned railroad beds. No fees apply
Festival and Events
Jazz on the Square
The Brunswick County Board of Supervisors host its Annual Jazz on the Square Festival on Courthouse Square in historic downtown Lawrenceville, Virginia. This event is free to the public, rain or shine and includes a variety of entertainment and delicious food options. Local talent and other guests are invited to partake for a eventful day enjoying smooth sounds in a quint setting.
Taste of Brunswick Festival
The Taste of Brunswick Festival is held annually on the second Saturday in October. It's an exciting day as over 30 different "Stew crews" along with their Stew Masters gather to compete for the title of World Brunswick Stew Cook Off Champion and move on to cook for our legislators at Brunswick Stew Day at the Capitol in Richmond, VA on the fourth Wednesday in January. The Taste of Brunswick Festival features a variety of entertainment, vendors, petting zoo, and of course Brunswick Stew!
BBQ on the Runway
A new and exciting festival is coming to Brunswick County in August 2020 and it's on the RUNWAY! Enjoy a variety of pork, chicken and beef from 20 different menu items, cold beverages and live entertainment on the runway at the Brunswick Lawrenceville Municipal Airport in Lawrenceville, VA. Tickets are $35.00 includes all you can eat and drink. For more information visit "BBQ on the Runway" on Facebook.
The ArtBank of Southside Virginia
The ArtBank of Southside Virginia promotes, encourages, and supports the arts and cultural events in Brunswick County and surrounding areas for the enjoyment and education of its citizens. Programs are supported in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts, National endowment for the Arts, Brunswick County, the Town of Lawrenceville, corporate sponsors, local co-sponsors and patrons. (The Artbank of Southside Virginia)
Annual Brickyard 5 Miler and 2.5 Fun Run
Annual event hosted by the Lawrenceville Rotary Club to benefit their scholarship program for local high school seniors of Brunswick County. The 5 mile course begins at the original Lawrenceville Brick Plant and continues into the Town of Lawrenceville, where the finish line is marked in the heart of Downtown with brick pavers that are imbedded in the asphalt of Main Street. T-shirts are given to participants and trophies are given to the Top 3 runners in each of the two designated categories.
National Night Out
National Night Out is a community-police awareness-raising event in the United States, held the first Tuesday of August. Hosted in Downtown Lawrenceville by the partnership of; Brunswick Count sheriff's Department, Lawrenceville Police Department, Brunswick Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Lawrenceville. This event is free and open to the public.
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The Kennon House
Historic Landmark and Fine Dining Experience located near Lake Gaston, in Gasburg, VA
Ray Ray's Diner
Southern Cooking, Casual Dining, Daily Specials, in Dundas, VA
Subway (Davis Travel Center)
Subway Franchise inside the Davis Travel Center in Warfield, VA
Little Caesars (Davis Travel Center)
Little Caesars Franchise inside the Davis Travel Center in Warfield, VA
The Club House Grill
Family Friendly American Style Restaurant with Daily Specials located in Lawrenceville, VA
The Shady Shack Grill and Flip Flop Bar
Flip Flops are welcome! Located on beautiful Lake Gaston, in Bracey, VA it's the only waterfront bar and grill located in Brunswick County. Check out their Live Entertainment line up as well.
Pino's Pizza (Gasburg, VA)
Family Friendly with your Italian Favorites near Lake Gaston, located in Gasburg, VA
The Kitchen Table
Serving Southern homemade Breakfast and Lunch favorites in Gasburg, VA, great place to grab lunch-to-go, to take out on the boat!
Dot's Country Store
Local Country favorites you can enjoy dining in or take out. It's the perfect place to grab a meal in a quite County Store setting.
Pino's Pizza (Lawrenceville, VA)
Family Friendly classic Italian favorites served daily along with daily speicals located in the heart of Lawrenceville, VA
Hardee's Franchise located in Lawrenceville, VA
Classic Chinese Menu, Dine in or Take out, located in Lawrenceville, VA
Downhome Southern Classic Menu, Salad Bar, Family Friendly, located in Warfield, VA