Located in the Virginia Highlands, the Emory & Henry central campus encompasses 168 pristine acres and is surrounded by an additional 167 undeveloped acres and the village of Emory. The campus is noted for its beauty as well as its architectural distinction. The entire central campus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Register of Historic Landmarks. Our Environmental Studies department immerses students into the scientific aspects of the region, while our Outdoor Leadership Program empowers students to explore the natural wonders of the region via backpacking, rafting, and rock-climbing.
The highlands of Virginia and surrounding region are among America’s natural and cultural treasures. The Virginia Creeper Trail, the Appalachian Trail, White Top Mountain, Mount Rogers – they’re in our backyard. Our neighboring city of Abingdon is home to the Barter Theatre (Broadway shows and outstanding live performances), William King Regional Arts Center (fine arts), and a handsome downtown shopping district. A short drive away is Marion, Va., home of the historic Lincoln Theatre, from which the highly popular “Song of the Mountains” program is televised to the nation, and Tennessee’s Tri-Cities, including Bristol, “The Birthplace of Country Music.”