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Big Stone Gap - Southwest Virginia Museum

10 West First Street

A National Historic Landmark, the Southwest Virginia Museum is in an 1890s Victorian stone mansion with original oak interior. The museum's collection includes more than 25,000 pieces and state of the art exhibits telling the story of the exploration and development of Southwest Virginia from the pioneer era of the 1700s to the mining "boom and bust" era of the late 1800s. The museum also offers many interpretive and special events. The gift shop features unique items representative of the area's history and crafts made by regional artisans. The park offers facilities for meetings, weddings and other special occasions, and the charming Poplar Hill Cottage is available for overnight guests.


Dianna Brewster

Friday, Jan. 26, 2018
Very clean. Very good place to take the kids to learn about things

Ellen Coe

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017
Nice museum! Loved the woodwork! Good gift shop and friendly, helpful staff!

Bruce Clarke

Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017
Weird state park - It's a museum. Was interesting though.

Eric Lawson

Saturday, Sep. 16, 2017
Could be a little more interactive, but over all this is the place to go if you want to know the history of the region.

Cora Gnegy

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017
Beautiful building & grounds. It was closed when we got there, but would go back. Worth walking the block around to see other beautiful homes.

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