Visit Blackstone VA

The weekend trip you didn’t know you were missing.

A Legacy of Rich History

Explore our museums

Dining, Shopping and Small Town Hospitality

 Nestled in the heart of Nottoway County, Virginia, lives a little Main Street town that packs a punch.

Shop

Find that special treasure

Fine jewelry, the most on-trend gifts, and the most extensive antique shops in Central Virginia. You won't want to leave empty handed.

Explore

Rich history awaits

Explore the first and oldest tavern in Nottoway County, dating back to the 1700's.  Then discover how early transportation looked at the Robert Thomas Carriage Museum.

Eat

What are you craving?

Maybe it's fine dining with a home town feel, top quality Mexican cuisine, or tap room fare...whatever you are craving you can find it here.

The Robert Thomas Carriage Museum

Take a walk through travel of times gone by in the Robert Thomas Carriage Museum.  This carefully curated collection features over two dozen perfectly preserved carriages in numerous styles, from casual one person buggies to formal phaetons.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schwartz Tavern

After all that riding and road dust, you may need to “wet your whistle” at the Tavern!  Explore the oldest standing building in Nottoway County, a National Registery historical location.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fabulous dining and shopping...and did we mention antiques?

No matter what you are looking for, you are sure to find it in our Historic Business District and beyond

Corner Kitchen

Corner Kitchen

Corner Kitchen is a local staple. If you locate the huge LOVE sign downtown, you are perfectly positioned to enjoy a fine meal at one of Blackstone’s favorite establishments. With fresh fare prepared daily on site, you are in for a treat.

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Clay’s Garden Center and Farm Market

Clay’s Garden Center and Farm Market

Clay’s Garden Center and Farm Market is a joy to the senses. There are so many things to see and touch and smell and taste. Friendly voices greet you. Candy sold by the pound resurrects happy childhood memories, and an antique display wall at the back transports the mind to times long past.

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Blackstone Emporium

Blackstone Emporium

Blackstone Emporium, located on Main Street in Blackstone, Virginia, is a local staple. Serving their community for forty years now, Beth Winn and her son offer a wide variety of furniture styles. Bright and welcoming, their store has something for everyone. Great customer service, fair prices, and home delivery top off their amazing selections.

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The Grey Swan Inn

The Grey Swan Inn

Here at the Grey Swan Inn, the rooms are restful and relaxing, the atmosphere is inviting, the food is delicious, and the people are divine. The Grey Swan Inn is a bed and breakfast born from a historic building in Blackstone, Virginia. With only five guest rooms, the atmosphere is quiet and intimate, while still maintaining classic Southern charm and hospitality.

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Pickers Place

Pickers Place

Richard and Teresa Keller are the owners of a delightful little antique shop named “Picker’s Place.” Walking into the store felt like going home.

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TaaDaa the Bakery

TaaDaa the Bakery

Stepping into Taadaa the Bakery is not quite just a step into the past. It is so much more than that. The turquoise and red décor imitate the energy of the owner, Jan Daniel, and that energy is addictive. Antiques line every surface but vibrate with a new sense of value. And oh, the aroma.

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Watkins Jewelry

Watkins Jewelry

Watkins Jewelers is no ordinary jewelry store. First established in 1936, it officially joined the Watkins family in 1951. It is a store that carries itself with its head held high while still being warm and down-to-earth. The Watkins family defines good taste, friendliness, quality, and confidentiality.

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trend

trend

“Trend: Where modern shopping meets small-town hospitality.”

When I saw this on the window, I was intrigued. “Ok,” I thought, “I’ll bite.” As I entered the store, I realized this was no ordinary boutique. The hospitality was truly genuine.

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Visit Blackstone VA is sponsored by Downtown Blackstone, Inc. www.downtownblackstone.org