Martinsville, Virginia


Long Weekend Getaway Ideas

Everyone loves a four-day weekend! Are you looking for inspiration on how to spend the long weekend between Lee/Jackson Day and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day? Here are just a few fun ideas to try for a great weekend getaway.


Virginia Museum of Natural History

Discover Martinsville's Museums

Experience awe-inspiring nature, hands-on history, moving artwork and more at one of Martinsville-Henry County's seven museums! From science and history to art and culture, there's something for every member of your family to enjoy. Start planning your journey today! 

Be sure to see "Dinosaurs" and "Dinosaur Discovery" the Virginia Museum of Natural History's newest exhibits. 




Silverbell Trail

Hit the Trails

Martinsville-Henry County offers mild winter weather so taking a bike ride or walk on one of our many trails is accessible year-round.

Many area trails also offer an educational experience. Explore railroad history along the Dick & Willie Passage, discover our rich history of tobacco farming at the Richard P. Gravely, Jr. Nature Preserve or learn about our deep roots in textiles at the Textile Heritage Trail. Children of all ages will enjoy searching for the eight hidden animal statues along the Silverbell Trail




Experience Bluegrass in the FoothillsFieldale Antiques

Three days of bluegrass events are planned for Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the holiday weekend. You'll enjoy casual jam sessions, concerts and flat-footing.  Book an overnight stay at one of our hotels or B&Bs and enjoy a weekend full of toe-tapping music. 

Click to read about other bluegrass events in Martinsville-Henry County. 



Shop 'Til You Drop

Home to JC's 5 Star Outlet (Formerly the JC Penney Outlet) you'll always find great savings in Martinsville-Henry County. Visit our online shopping guide for a list of shopping venues.

Whether you are looking for name brand furnishings at outlet prices, handmade art, unique gifts or fashionable clothing, enjoy a day strolling the streets of Uptown Martinsville and visiting area stores. Be sure to stop by the Martinsville-Henry County Visitor Center (open Tuesday through Sunday) for coupons to area merchants.