Historic Homes

Ralph Stanley Museum and Traditional Mountain Music CenterClintwood, Dickenson County

The Ralph Stanley Museum and Traditional Mountain Music Center features the life and music of the legendary music performer. Recognized as a pioneer in traditional Appalachian old-time music, Stanley has donated his extensive collection of memorabilia – ranging from vintage instruments to countless musical awards – to the museum. Located in an historic Victorian home […]
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Sanders House CenterBluefield, Tazewell County

The Sanders House Center includes a late 19th century home which was once the centerpiece of a 3,000 acre farm. Built in 1896, it has gorgeous solid oak woodwork, original wood floors, hand-painted imported mural and many of the original furnishings. There are nine fireplaces, three floors and a total of 19 rooms. The grounds […]
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June Tolliver House & Folkart CenterBig Stone Gap, Wise County

Location adjacent to amphitheatre that stages the musical adaptation of John Fox Jr.’s novel, “Trail of the Lonesome Pine”. At the turn of the century, the house was owned by the Duff family who also owned a hotel across the street. Legend has it that Fox’s novel was based on actual people living in the […]
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EllenbrookLebanon, Russell County

Ellenbrook, otherwise known as Number 4, is the historic home of William Alexander Stuart, founder of the Stuart Land & Cattle Company. Construction of the home was completed in 1858. Ellenbrook offers a mini museum, which displays artifacts, memorabilia, photos, and articles associated with the Stuart family. Special event hosting is also provided. Hours: Monday […]
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Pocahontas, Historical Mining TownPocahontas, Tazewell County

Pocahontas, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was Virginia’s first coalfield boom town. Today, Pocahontas preserves its coal mining heritage. Visitors can tour the world’s first Exhibition Coal Mine, a National Historic Landmark and Virginia’s Official Coal Heritage Zone, and see spectacular 13 foot tall coal seams. Step into the Old Power House, […]
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