The Dryfesdale Lodge Visitor Centre, along with the Garden of Remembrance, create a memorial to the Lockerbie Air Disaster of December 1988 and the 270 lives lost as a result of the bombing of Pan Am flight 103.
In 2003, the Dryfesdale Trust formed to take over the running of the Lodge on behalf of Dumfries and Galloway Council and with financial support form the Lockerbie Trust, the Dryfesdale Lodge Visitor Centre formally opened on 25th October 2003.
Dryfesdale Lodge Visitor Centre is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO), SC051468, regulated by the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR).
Dryfesdale Lodge Visitor Centre is currently closed due to ongoing refurbishment.
Having been unable to open for the 2020 Summer season due to restrictions linked to the Coronavirus pandemic the future of the building was in some doubt, however with recent donations and support from the local community and a developing partnership between the Lodge, the victims of Pan Am 103 group, and Syracuse University, the Lodge has embarked on a new refurbishment programme and is looking forward to opening it's doors again to the public for the 2022 season.