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Address: 10 West First Street, Big Stone Gap, VA 24219-0742
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Christmas

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
P Dawn H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Thank P Dawn H
VaStateParks, Guest Relations Manager at Southwest Virginia Museum, responded to this review

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. More 

Tampa, Florida
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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!

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Thank bruiselea
Buena Vista, Virginia
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74 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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 is well worth the tour. Self-guided but employees there will answer all questions.

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1 Thank Susan S
Philadelphia
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

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!

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Thank Peter K
Big Stone Gap
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5 reviews
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.

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Thank William C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Good music festival it also has crafts. The museum itself is beautiful turn of the century craftsmanship. It was owned by Woodrow wilsons personal secretary.

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1 Thank Jimmycouchster
Big Stone Gap
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016

It is a great place to go and you can see a lot in a little time.It is not big but it is interesting and you will enjoy it

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VaStateParks, Guest Relations Manager at Southwest Virginia Museum, responded to this review

I am glad you enjoyed your visit to the Southwest Virginia Museum. Since you were there in December, you probably saw the Festival of Trees which is not to be missed. I hope you can make it back again sometime to see some of the other exhibits. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Interesting artifacts. Had a quilt show. We bought a copy of Big Stone Gap movie. Looking forward to watching soon. Great grounds.

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1 Thank Jennie E
VaStateParks, Guest Relations Manager at Southwest Virginia Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience visiting Southwest Virginia Museum. I am glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

Virginia
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276 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2016

This is a great museum with beautiful decor and local flare. Very interesting and historical. A "must see" stop in Big Stone Gap!

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1 Thank Hotrod_Hammer
VaStateParks, Guest Relations Manager at Southwest Virginia Museum, responded to this review

I am glad you enjoyed Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. More 

Big Stone Gap, Virginia
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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2016

This museum is part of the Virginia State Park system but contains local history. The exhibits are well done, and the staff is knowledgeable. Beautiful mansion as well that is a must see!

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1 Thank Tabitha H

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