History and Heritage

Places to Visit

Fincastle Turnpike
In 1834 the Virginia General Assembly passed legislation to develop a route known as the Fincastle Turnpike, or Cumberland Gap Turnpike, from the...
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Glencoe Museum
Explore the rich heritage of Radford and the New River Valley in this 19th-century Victorian building situated on the banks of the New River. Glencoe...
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Green Cove
The Green Cove Station is the only original remaining depot building along the Virginia Creeper Trail. Privately owned, the depot served as post...
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Hale-Wilkinson-Carter Home
Can you imagine having a three story house with 13 rooms and 4 fireplaces? Built in 1845, this Federalist style home is preserved as a place to visit...
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Haller-Gibboney Rock House Museum
The Rock House Museum provides excellent exhibits of the historical importance of the early migration and settlement of the area. The 1821 Rock House...
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Harmon's Museum
Harmon's Museum exhibits numerous historical artifacts from the Carroll County Courthouse Courtroom Shooting of March 1912, Colonial era, Native...
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Harry Meador Coal Museum
Coal is to Big Stone Gap and the entire Appalachian region what automobiles are to Detroit, corn is to Kansas and oil is to Texas. Coal mining, to a...
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Heartwood: Southwest Virginia's Artisan Gateway
Heartwood is your gateway to Southwest Virginia craft, music, food and local culture. Shop crafts by local artisans, juried to be the best of the...
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Historic 1908 Grayson Courthouse
The first time you see the 1908 Courthouse, you are going to be impressed by the fantastically restored Richardsonian-style architecture of the...
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Ingles Farm
Arguably one of the most historically significant sites in Virginia, Ingles Farm transports visitors back to the days of westward expansion, Native...
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Jeff Matthews Memorial Museum
Among the many treasures at The Jeff Matthews Museum are the historic cabins dating back to 1834, Victorian fashions and over 10,000 Native American...
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John Fox Jr. House
Home of the author of The Trail of the Lonesome Pine. The John Fox Jr. house is a Virginia Historical Landmark serving as both a museum and a...
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King-Stuart House
Visit this log cabin that was occupied from its beginning (circa 1795) through the 1960s. See the many visible indicators of the numerous...
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Madam Russell Methodist Church
Visit the church which was named as a memorial to Madam Russell, Patrick Henry's sister. Walk through the original portion of the church and see...
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Mary Draper Ingles Monument
Mary Draper Ingles embodies the spirit and strength found in settlers of early frontier history of Southwest Virginia. Her capture and escape from...
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