Society headquarters are in the Kemper Residence at 412 N Main Street in the town of Madison, VA. This building is the former home of James Lawson Kemper, a Civil War general and the first post-reconstruction governor of Virginia. The lower level houses the Society’s Museum. The Residence may be rented for special events. Usual operating hours are 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays (except January and February.)
The Society also operates the Mountain Museum at Criglersville. This museum is located at 1128 Old Blue Ridge Turnpike, the location of the memorial chimney and kiosks erected as part of the Blue Ridge Heritage Project. The Museum is open on Sundays from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (except January and February.)
Our newest property is the Graves Mill Park at 52 Bluff Mountain Road in the Graves Mill area of Madison County. There is a replica of an old Post Office and information about people who were born and raised in the Graves Mill community. The Park is open year-round for self-guided tours.
The Arcade Building at 124 N Main Street in the town formerly housed the Society’s Museum. The lower level is a conference room used for Society meetings and by several other organizations. The second floor has storage space and a workspace for processing gifts to the Society. Window boxes in front and the garden at the rear of the building are maintained by the Madison Garden Club.