Social events and fund-raisers held at these one-of-a-kind venues will be unforgettable for your guests. Reserve private garden, lawn and pastoral meadow space with historical buildings as your backdrop.
Bring your community group or organization out for a picnic or food-truck catered event on a reserved lawn space and then take a nature hike or go fishing in the Roanoke River and experience Explore Park’s abundant beauty.
Explore Park offers the chance for students to investigate environmental education opportunities outside of the classroom. Don't forget to visit the Blue Ridge Parkway Museum for a unique lesson about the region's history.
Current Venues Available
Hofauger House Historical Meadows
Brugh Tavern Lawn
Houtz Barn Field, Blacksmith & Grist Mill
Houtz Barn Field
Butterfly Garden Pergola
Arthur Taubman Lawn
Rental Fee Schedule:
All Explore Park outdoor venues rent for $700
Use ANY catering service or event planner
Ability to decorate at outdoor venue as desired. Some limitations apply and will be discussed individually depending on the specific location.
Fourteen miles of hiking / biking / running trails
Alcohol permitted with proper permit
Use of outside trash receptacles / dumpster on site for waste disposal