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History and Culture Day

Natural Tunnel State Park
1420 Natural Tunnel Pkwy., Duffield, VA 24244
Phone: 276-940-2674   Email Address: [email protected]
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History and Culture Day
Date: 06/16/2018
Time: 1:00 p.m.   To  4:00 p.m.
Location: Various Locations Throughout the Park
Description: Discover the rich historical and cultural influences that make Natural Tunnel so unique. Take a step back in time and visit the Wilderness Road Blockhouse or hike down to the Tunnel and discover how this geological phenomenon influenced industrialization in Southwest Virginia.

1 p.m. – Tunnel Talk. Venture down to see the Natural Tunnel. As you enjoy the
awe-inspiring views of the mouth of the tunnel, stop by and chat with an interpreter. Discover why this geologic phenomena is so unique and its significance to the park’s history. Meet at the platform area at the mouth of the tunnel. Walk down the Tunnel Trail (.3 miles) or enjoy a ride down on the chairlift ($4/person).

2 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Wilderness Road Blockhouse. Tour a replica of the Anderson Blockhouse as members of the Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail Association provide information about the history of the building and area. Discover who John Anderson was and why his home was important to the frontier. This is a free program open to everyone. No pets allowed inside of the Blockhouse. For more information about the association visit

Extra Event Fee: No
Children Allowed: Yes