History and Heritage

Places to Visit

Matthews Farm Museum
Matthews Living History Farm Museum is a 21 acre working farm, circa 1900. The activities demonstrated at the farm represent common practices in...
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Museum of the Middle Appalachians
Here is your chance to have your picture taken while you stand next to the skeleton of a Mastodon Saltville's compelling Museum of the Middle...
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Newbern Historic District & Wilderness Road Regional Museum
The community, founded in 1810, was the Pulaski County seat through much of the 1800s. The district, a national historic landmark, encircles the...
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Nyumba Ya Tausi-Peacock Museum
Honoring African American heritage, culture and community, the Peacock Museum features exhibits and demonstrations preserving the history of African...
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Old Russell County Courthouse
This former courthouse was built in 1799 by Henry Dickenson. A stone building, the structure replaced a log courthouse that was burned during the...
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Pocahontas Exhibition Coal Mine & Museum
Experience life as a coal miner in the late 1800's at the Pocahontas Exhibition Coal Mine and Museum. Learn how coal was mined with a pick and...
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Pulaski County Courthouse
The courthouse was constructed of "Peak Creek Sandstone" in 1896. The clock and the belfry were added in 1911. After being nearly...
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Raymond F. Ratcliffe Memorial Transportation Museum
The Raymond F. Ratcliffe Memorial Transportation Museum is located in Pulaski's downtown plaza area near the historic Pulaski Railway Station,...
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Sallie's Crying Tree
This is an ordinary tree that still bears witness to an extraordinary little African American slave girl. Located just off Main Street in the town of...
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Settlers Museum of Southwest Virginia
The Settlers Museum of Southwest Virginia is a 67 acre open-air museum that tells the story of the people who settled in the mountains of Virginia...
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Smithfield Plantation
Colonel William Preston, and his wife, Susanna Smith Preston came to the edge of the frontier in 1774 and settled what is today known as Smithfield,...
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SWVA Museum State Park
The museum tells the story of the 1890s coal boom and chronicles early exploration and settlement of the region. By the mid-1700s, settlers looking...
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The Hollow History Center
The Hollow History centers mission is to preserve and share the history of that section of Patrick County known as The Hollows. The Hollow History...
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The Homeplace Mountain Farm & Museum
This living history museum depicts and 1840s farmstead in the mountains of Southwest Virginia. All of the structures are original and were found...
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The Lincoln Theatre
This is a story of an original vaudeville and movie house that rose like a phoenix to become a restored beauty in downtown Marion. In early years the...
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