The Rock House Museum provides excellent exhibits of the historical importance of the early migration and settlement of the area. The 1821 Rock House Museum is a testament to early German stonemasons. The Rock House served as the home of Wytheville's first resident physician. Tours include glimpse into a past through period furnishings, personal mementos, medical records and supplies from the 1800's, and a small museum of local artifacts. There is an herb garden with plants typically grown in the 19th century. Special events and gatherings are held at the grounds and home throughout the year. The Rock House was used as a hospital during the Civil War Battle of Wytheville.