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Southwest Virginia Museum

10 West First Street, Big Stone Gap, VA 24219-0742
+1 276-523-1322
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House preserved as a State Park

We loved being able to tour this home on our own. The wood work is all hand carved and the... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
ncstateva
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Roanoke, Virginia
We visited for the Festival of Trees at Christmas

If you are in the area at Christmas this is a good one. It is a large mansion turned into a museum... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2018
SDeuker
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Anoka
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10 West First Street, Big Stone Gap, VA 24219-0742
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We loved being able to tour this home on our own. The wood work is all hand carved and the workmanship it top notch. The items on display from the area really let you understand how the people in this far southwest corner of Virginia...More

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

If you are in the area at Christmas this is a good one. It is a large mansion turned into a museum. Worth seeing, possibly but at Christmas Season they have Christmas trees decorated by different groups or businesses and you can vote of which...More

Thank SDeuker
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

While visiting the Big Stone Gap area recently, we visited the Southwest Virginia Museum. What a delight! The building is a fabulous historic structure and the tour (self guided) is amazing. After watching a short video about the history of the house/museum we toured all...More

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Reviewed 29 July 2017

Stopped in with my kids on a whim. It was a rainy day and we needed a way to spend an hour or so. Its a beautiful Victorian mansion turned museum about the history of SW Virginia. Had some very interesting artifacts and exhibits. I...More

3  Thank Jason C
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Reviewed 11 June 2017

We did enjoy our visit here.Interesting bits of the area's history and stories.Nice and cool place to visit on a hot day ! Great price. Has a neat shop as well.

3  Thank rickster773
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Reviewed 7 May 2017

This is a wonderful place to visit .... Great history ... At Christmas it is beautifully decorated... You should check it out when you're in BSG

2  Thank P Dawn H
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VaStateParks, Guest Relations Manager at Southwest Virginia Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Thank you for your review of our Southwest Virginia Museum State Park. I am glad you enjoy our Festival of Trees and our other exhibits on the history of the area.

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Reviewed 17 November 2016

When I visited SouthWest Virginia Museum there were groups from local businesses, schools, churches, etc. who were decorating each room with Christmas Trees. It was such a treat to see in addition to the history of the local area. Thanks for the hospitality!

Thank bruiselea
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Reviewed 2 October 2016

Located in a beautiful home, relevant to the history of the area, life in the history of Southwest Virginia was beautifully displayed. Unique artifacts and lots of historical films and well-described photos were showcased. Lovely gift shop. Four floors of magnificent history. The home alone...More

1  Thank Susan S
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Reviewed 30 July 2016

Much to see and something for everyone. Captures the history of the region and it's people. Staff was friendly and helpful. We spent three and a half hours and never tired. Also has some unique items in the store. Go, you won't regret it!

Thank Peter K
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Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Wonderful place had a Great time and the trees were so Beautiful as always. Every room was decorated very well. They served great food as well. Can't wait to go back.

Thank William C
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