Farmville, Virginia, is a small town with special attributes that make it a perfect day trip destination! From lessons in American history to outdoor adventures to unique shopping opportunities, Farmville has something for everyone. Take a look at these 5 great reasons for a day trip to Farmville.
1. High Bridge Trail
High Bridge is a former railway line that has been converted into a 31-mile rail trail for hiking and biking (bikes are available for rental)! The bridge sits 125 feet high above the Appomattox River making it truly a glorious sight from every direction. The High Bridge is the longest recreational bridge in Virginia, and one of the longest in the United States.
2. The Adventure Park
At the Adventure Park at Sandy River Retreat, you can swing through the trees on the largest zip line and aerial obstacle course in Virginia.
3. R.R. Moton Museum
Before Selma, the Freedom Riders or Rosa Parks there was the student strike in Farmville, Virginia. In Downtown Farmville, the Moton Museum – now a National Historic Landmark – tells the story of a 1951 student strike that helped ignite the Civil Rights era. The museum is also a civil rights training ground, rooted in Prince Edward County’s 1951-1964 fight for desegregation sparked by the student strike.
4. Green Front Furniture
Twelve buildings of furniture, including three renovated 1840s tobacco warehouses, filled with traditional furnishings and eclectic finds from around the world. Offering both indoor and outdoor furniture, along with accessories for every room in the house, Green Front is a destination in itself. Discounts of up to 60% on highly respected furniture brands help make Green Front one of the nation’s top 100 furniture resellers and one of Farmville’s most popular attractions!
5. LCVA (Longwood Center for the Visual Arts)
Located in the picturesque Historic District in Farmville, the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts offers to the public an inside look at works of visual art by students and local artists. With rotating exhibitions year round, there is always something new to see. Longwood additionally has been collecting art for over 100 years, which is on display at and around Longwood University and the LCVA. Check out the calendar of events for upcoming gallery receptions.