• Halifax & South Boston Visitor Guide


We are so happy to have you visit Halifax County and Downtown South Boston where you will find plenty of things to do! From outdoor adventures – to shopping at locally owned shops and enjoying delicious food at our local restaurants and cafes – there are so many things to do and see!

Halifax is steeped in history and has successfully integrated the old with the new – bringing innovation into our community while preserving the history of our region. Click on the links below to jump to sections of interest.

If you would like to download a copy of our Travel Brochure, click the button below. You can also stop by the Visitor’s Center to pickup a printed copy of the brochure!

Enjoy your stay! We’re excited you’re here!

Our History

Halifax County was formed in 1752, soon followed by the town of South Boston in 1854. Our town began as a railroad depot and grew into the second largest bright leaf tobacco market in the US by the beginning of the 20th century. The arrival of the railroad propelled the tiny community, the “South Boston Depot,” into the connection between eastern US ports and the rich agricultural region that surrounds it.

Today downtown South Boston is a thriving Main Street America™ town brimming with unique shops, creative artisans, and an entrepreneurial community spirit. History will always be a vital part of our community, but we also embrace change and ingenuity to make our town not only a place where people love to live, but a place where people love to visit and explore!

Begin your visit at the South Boston Halifax County Visitor’s Center (at the intersection of Route 58 and Highway 360). The center is open 24/7 for your convenience. And it’s just a 2-minute drive to downtown South Boston where we are all waiting to welcome you!


Berry Hill Resort 3105 River Road 434.517.7000

Charles Bass House 1505 N. Main Street 434.575.6291

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott 1120 Bill Tuck Highway 434.575.6000

Shangrila Guest Ranch 3219 Cluster Springs Rd 434.517.0888

The Cabins at Springfield 9040 River Road 434.575.9317


Located in Downtown South Boston, VA


Honey Bee’s Consignment, 417 Main Street

Distinct Impressions, 309 Main Street

In the Klutch, 316 Main Street

McCollum Ferrell Shoes, 409 Main Street

Mother Cluckers, 519 N. Main Street

Puryear’s Florist, 213 Main Street

Wister’s Florals, Gifts, & Confectionery, 435 Main Street


Avon, 405 Main Street

Becker’s Furniture, 416 Main Street

Fincher’s Inc., 529 N. Main Street

House of Carpets, 231 Main Street

Images by Swanson Photography, 513 N. Main Street

Reaves Lawn & Garden, One Broad Street

Rogers Heating & Cooling, 602 Seymour Drive

South Boston True Value, 307 Broad Street


Southern Plenty Cafe, 206 Main Street

The Busy Bean Cafe,  530 Wilborn Avenue

Cheers Sobo, 225 Main Street

KJ’s Cake Creations, 417 Main Street

Downtown South Boston Farmers Market, 300 Broad Street


Factory Street Brewing Company, 210 Factory Street

Southern Plenty Cafe (Wine), 206 Main Street


Enchanted Surroundings, 209 Main StreeT


Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC), 820 Bruce Street

SOVA Innovation Hub, 715 Wilborn Avenue


Darby’s Tavern A full menu of shareables, salads, sandwiches, and entrees. Also serving beer and cocktails. Located in historic Berry Hill Resort & Conference Center. Monday through Saturday 12pm until 10pm and Sunday 12pm until 8pm.

Mike’s Pizza Local handmade pizza, sandwiches, salads and more. 1211 Wilborn Avenue, South Boston, VA. Closed on Sunday. Hours 10:30am-9pm.

Badeaux Seafood & Grill Cajun Seafood, New Orleans Style Po Boys, and much more! 2001 Seymour Drive, South Boston. Tuesday-Sunday 11am-9:45pm.

Four Oaks Restaurant Known for their delicious variety of entrees and seafood dishes. 1633 Seymour Drive, South Boston, VA.

Dominos Pizza Signature pizza and pasta dishes. 1020 Bill Tuck Highway, South Boston, VA. Open daily 10am-midnight.

O’Kelly’s Delis & Pastries Fresh sandwiches, wraps, salads, pastries, and desserts. Bakers prepare bread and pastries fresh daily. Open Monday-Saturday.


Berry Hill Resort – 4-star resort and conference center. 

South Boston Speedway – NASCAR sanctioned short track.

Virginia International Speedway (VIR) – International raceway and road course.

The Prizery – An arts and cultural center.

The South Boston-Halifax Museum – Fine arts and history museum. 

Southern Virginia Wild Blueway – 100+ miles of unspoiled wilderness

Barn Quilt Trail – A must see! Obtain a map from the Halifax County Tourist Bureau.

African American Heritage Trail – The first five sites of the trail are those found on the state’s Civil Rights in Education Heritage Trail – with one running right through Halifax!

Tobacco Heritage Trail Explore nature on foot, bicycle, or horse.

Springfield Distillery – Local distillery often featuring local bands and musicians.

Staunton River State Park – Cabin rental, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, camping and more. 

Fire Hydrant Walking Tour – 1.63 miles with 18 painted hydrants.Visit the Halifax Virginia Tourism Center for a map of the walking tour or download the brochure.

World of Sports – Bowling, Laser Tag, Indoor Go-Karts, Arcade, Jump Zone, Movies, Food and Fun. All under one roof! 

Factory Street Brewing Company – An historic, 100-year-old Liggett-Myers tobacco prizery often featuring local food trucks and local bands and entertainment.

Downtown South Boston Farmers Market – Open Saturdays in March, April & May and Monday through Saturday throughout the summer months. 


As you stroll Main Street shopping and browsing, enjoy the Victorian facades of the buildings that are home to local shops and businesses. Compact, mostly two-story brick buildings characterize South Boston’s downtown area, some with slightly modernized storefronts. They are careful to preserve upper-story facades highlighted with corbeled brick cornices, round-arched windows, and other decorative features. Most of the commercial buildings on South Main Street date from the 1880s and 1890s.

Main Street was first paved around 1910. The original cobblestones used for the streets of South Boston were later used to construct the wall around Oak Ridge Cemetery just a short walk down North Main Street. North Main is a tree-lined street with lots of charm and character, centuries old homes, and quaint gated gardens.


The Fire Hydrant Walking Tour is 1.63 miles with 18 painted hydrants. Fire hydrants throughout our town are painted by local artists for a fun and educational tour. It’s a great way to explore downtown and the surrounding areas.

This is a great photo opportunity for the kids! Everyone loves the colorfully painted fire hydrants representing much of the Halifax heritage.

Visit the Halifax Virginia Tourism Center for a printed copy of the map of the walking tour or download the brochure below.



Crossing of the Dan Revolutionary Re-enactment – Mid-February (Actual date will be announced)


Farmers Market – Seasonal Mid-April – October

Spring Fling – April (Date varies and will be announced)


July 4th Celebration – July 4th


South Boston Harvest Festival – Last Saturday in September


Downtown South Boston Cruz-In (Date varies and will be announced)


Downtown Christmas Open House – Third Sunday in November

Small Business Saturday – Fourth Saturday in November


Christmas Parade – First Saturday in December