As a historic site and a long-standing tradition in the community of Draper, the Draper Mercantile remains at the heart of the community. 


Come and explore our village - enjoy lunch or one of our culinary events at our Blue Door Restaurant, shop for unique gifts and unusual finds in our village shoppes, rent a bike and ride the scenic New River Trail or get fueled up in The Junction, browse our selection of craft beer, wine, and local foods in the marketplace, grab a slice of made-from-scratch pie in our bakery, take in a show on the Merc stage, or book your special even with us in our main hall or event room (the Taborri room). Make your time with us even more memorable and rent one of our many cabins on the New River, Claytor Lake, or New River Trail through New River Retreat.


The Draper Mercantile creates positive ways of coming together through food, art, music or the outdoors. There's something about the energy here that evokes a sense of belonging, this old building has a way of speaking to what inspires us.   

MIssion statement

Sustaining heritage, heart and soul in Southwest Virginia.

The Draper Mercantile and Trading Company is dedicated to the enterprise of creating economic opportunity for the region while preserving and celebrating the unique cultural heritage of Southwest Virginia

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