Street Address
117 Shawnee Avenue, East
Big Stone Gap, VA 24219
Mailing Address
P. O. Box 1976
Big Stone Gap, VA 24219
Open from the Thursday following Memorial Day until the Saturday before Labor Day. Note: These are Pre-COVID19 hours. Call Visitor Center for specific times.
Thursday - Saturday2 PM - 6 PM
Closed on all Holidays
Adults: $3
Seniors (65 and over): $2
Children (6-17): $1
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Ms. Barbara Polly, Curator
Kate Boyer, Special Activity Contact


The John Fox, Jr. house, a Virginia Historical landmark serves as both a museum and a memorial to the Fox family. The house was built in 1888, and is filled with beautiful furnishings and mementos of the family. Here, the author, John Fox, Jr., wrote 'The Trail of the Lonesome Pine', 14 other full length novels, in addition to more than 500 short stories. Guided tours are conducted through the house.


The home is owned and operated by Lonesome Pine Arts & Crafts, Inc., a not-for-profit organization.


The John Fox Jr. Museum hosts luncheons and dinners. It is available for events such as weddings, receptions and reunions, and conducts museum tours. Contact Kate Boyer at 276-870-2604 to arrange your special event OR (276) 523-2303 Big Stone Gap Visitor Center and they will help make contact.

Special Event Rental

Group Tours