New 400-Seat Amphitheater in Midlothian

MIDLOTHIAN, VA (WWBT) - You can now visit a new 400 seat amphitheater in Midlothian.

It's located right across from the historic Midlothian Mines Park. The amphitheater will host holiday concerts, lectures, and other community productions.

There's also a bit of history to learn at the park. A huge headstock used in coal mines was reproduced to signify that coal mining began in Midlothian back in the 1700's.

"The cool thing is it's not just new urbanism, it's not just a really nice place to hang out and exercise, it's also history, so we're going to have interpretive signs, showing for instance on that headstock we'll show how the mines worked," said Thomas Garner, founder and president of the Midlothian Mines & Rail Roads Foundation.

The dedication was just the completion of phase one. We're told the organization is going to raise money for a visitor's center in the future.

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