Regional Information

  • Area - 511 square miles

    Air Transportation - 1 local and 1 regional airport

    Highways - 6

    Railroads - CSX and Norfolk Southern

    115 miles from Richmond

    200 miles from Norfolk and Washington, DC

  • Population - 54,000

    Male 48.8% - Female 51.2%

    Median Age - 40

    College Graduates - 14.6%

    Median Family Income - $57,558

    Workforce - 28,000

Featured Events

  • Patrick Henry Red Hill

    Saturday, April 4, 2015

    Easter Egg Hunt from 10:00am to 12:00pm

    The Patrick Henry National Memorial invites you and your children to join them on the beautiful grounds of Patrick Henry's Red Hill to participate in the annual Easter egg hunt. This event is for the entire community. Children ages 0-12 years can search for eggs and collect lots of goodies. Bring your camera so you can take pictures. The Easter story will be told every 30 minutes by members of local church members and volunteers. There will be costumed docents outside of the Henry home to provide information about the plantation buildings. This year there are stations for the different age groups to create and make your own Easter Bunny Ears! This event is free of charge and is sponsored by Red Hill and Brookneal Baptist Church.

    For more information please call us at 434-376-2044.

  • Avoca Museum

    Avoca Museum’s “Night at the Museum” lantern tour event will be held from 5:30
    to 8 p.m. April 10 and 11 in the mansion and outbuildings and on the grounds. 
    Tours leave every 15 minutes. The event will feature a Civil War theme, in honor of the 150th anniversary of the war’s end which will be recognized at many historic sites during April 2015, including nearby Appomattox Court House National
    Historical Park which will hold its sesquicentennial events on Thursday,
    April 9. Avoca Museum’s event will feature several historical re-enactors
    portraying such local figures as Confederate Civil War Major Gen. Thomas
    Rosser, Roxana Birchett Dearing, widow of Gen. James Dearing, chaplain and
    post-war circuit preacher James Jenks, and female slaves, Rachel and Mary.
    Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 seniors, and $3 for 17 and younger, and can be
    purchased at the gate. Another “Night at the Museum” event will be
    held at the museum Oct. 16 and 17. For more information about these and
    other events, call the museum at (434) 369-1076 or email
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  • Avoca Museum

    Annual Mother's Day Tea :: 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 10.

    The event includes light refreshments and self-guided tours of the house, and Avoca's Victorian Garden and Arboretum. All mothers are admitted free. General admission is $5 ages 6 and older, $3 for seniors and free for children ages five and younger. For more information, contact Theresa Boyes, (434) 369-1076 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The event is sponsored by Steve Farmer Auto Sales.

  • Avoca Museum

    The 3rd annual Made in the Shade Craft Beer Festival will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 13, 2015, at Avoca Museum, 1514 Main St., Altavista, VA. The event will feature beer tastings from six craft breweries, including Sunken City, Starr Hill, Chaos Mountain, Highland, Bold Rock and Natty Greene's. There will be wine available for purchase. The event also includes music from two bands, Next 2 The Tracks from noon to 3 p.m. and The Coalition from 3 to 6 p.m., craft and merchandise vendors, house tours, and food concessions. Tasting tickets will be $15 in advance and $20 at the door and include 6 sample tickets. Additional beer tickets available for purchase. First 500 tasters receive souvenir glass. General admission (non-tasting) is $10, free for children age 12 and younger. Advance tickets available for purchase at Miller's Jewelry and Avoca Museum in Altavista and through the Lynch Station Ruritan Club. Bring ID. Lawn chairs welcome. No coolers or outside food or drink allowed. No pets allowed. For more information, to purchase tickets or to volunteer during this event, contact Theresa Boyes at (434) 369-1076 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

  • Patrick Henry Red Hill

    Independence Day Celebration

    Would you like to experience Independence Day on the same ground as America's first patriot? Come spend this Fourth of July at the garden spot of the world, Patrick Henry's Red Hill!

    Events begin at 3:00PM with fireworks at dusk and the gate closing at 9:00PM. Admission for the 2014 Independence Day Celebration is $10 per car - up to 5 passengers; $2 for each additional passenger.Bring your lawn chairs or blankets to comfortably watch Patrick Henry give his speech at 7:00 and to watch the fantastic fireworks display at 9:15. You might also want to bring a flashlight to aide you after dark. Please do NOT bring any alcohol, personal fireworks (including sparklers), grills, or pets; for safety reasons, all these are prohibited. There will be no re-entry after 5:00PM! Patrick Henry's Red Hill, America's first patriot's home and burial site is the perfect place to celebrate being an American! Step back in time with us and help us celebrate Independence Day this July 4th!

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