History and Heritage

Places to Visit

Abingdon Historic District
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Abingdon Muster Grounds
Keeping the story alive of the Overmountain Men Militia victorious campaign to the Battle of Kings Mountain, September 24 - October 7,1780. On...
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Anderson Blockhouse
The Wilderness Road Blockhouse is a representative of the Anderson Blockhouse which was built in 1775 in Virginia's East Carter's Valley....
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Andrew Johnston Museum
This 1829 building, once the residence of a Pearisburg entrepreneur, is the oldest brick home in Giles County. It is now a living museum featuring...
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Blue Ridge Institute & Farm Museum
Ferrum College created the Blue Ridge Institute & Museum in the early 1970s to document, interpret, and present the folk heritage of the Blue...
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Booker T. Washington National Monument
Booker T. Washington National Monument commemorates the birthplace of America's most prominent African American educator and orator of the late...
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Breckenridge Cabin
The Cabin was moved next to the Washington County Library and restored in 1984 by the Washington County Preservation Foundation. Built in 1769, the...
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Bush Mill
The historic Bush Mill takes you back to a time when people lived simpler lives, when millwrights and craftsmen used Scott County's abundant...
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Carolina Road
History buffs seeking a true 18th century roadbed of the original Carolina Road should visit Franklin County's Waid Recreation Park. The multi-...
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Crab Orchard Museum & Pioneer Park
Crab Orchard Museum preserves and promotes Appalachian cultural heritage, focusing on the frontier story and the pre-historic Native American village...
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Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
Discover rich history, spectacular overlooks, unique rock formations, cascading waterfalls, and an extensive trail system in Cumberland Gap National...
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Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail
A four hour driving tour through three counties covers the route of Daniel Boone's famous Wilderness Trail. Boone and his axmen blazed the trail...
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Dante Coal Mining and Railroad Museum
Explore the world of a Coal Mining Town and the life of the people who worked in the coal and railroad industry. The Dante Coal Mining and Railroad...
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Emory & Henry College Cemetery
Emory and Henry College closed its doors in April 1861 due to the Civil War in which it saw battle during the Battle of Saltville, serving as a...
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Fields Penn 1860 House Museum
The Fields-Penn House interprets the lives of the two nineteenth-century families who lived in the home, the Fields in the years on the eve of the...
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