HOURS: 10 AM - 4 PM, Tues - Sat. PHONE: 540-558-0746
Join us for a Tailgate Party the Friday evening before Virginia Tech’s big game against Clemson! Hosted by Larry Linkous at his family’s historic home on Merrimac Road. Tickets are $25 per person and must be purchased in advance. Your ticket includes:
A Traditional Pork BBQ Meal with Side Dishes
Live Music from Local Favorites The High Grass Band
Tours of the Historic Linkous Home (See Below for More Info)
Cash Bar Serving Wine and Local Beer from Rising Silo Brewery
Cornhole & Other Tailgating Games
We’ll have the big tent set up, so this a RAIN or SHINE event!
The Historic Linkous Home was built in 1798 by Heinrich Linckost, one of the earliest settlers in the region, and an ancestor to many of the region’s well known families. Heinrich first came to the region as an indentured servant for the Preston family at nearby Smithfield Plantation, where he worked as a blacksmith. Although the home has gone through a number of changes, it has stayed with the Linkous family for more than 200 years and still retains many of its original features.
While the home itself is impressive - the huge collection of antiques and historic artifacts compiled by Larry Linkous are enough to fill multiple museums. As an auctioneer and avid history buff, Mr. Linkous has amassed hundreds of items related to local, state, and national history, including: Bodell pottery made in Blacksburg, milk bottles from the old VPI creamery, Civil War artifacts, and a clock that dates to 1690. There are more items than we could possibly list here, so purchase your ticket today for this rare opportunity to view this unique private collection!