History

Wilderness Road State Park and Historic Martin’s StationEwing, Lee County

Wilderness Road offers picnicking, hiking, and nature and living history programs. The park features the reconstructed Martin’s Station, an outdoor living history museum depicting life on Virginia’s 1775 frontier. Guests also enjoy the park’s picnic shelters, 100-seat amphitheater, nature play-scape, ADA-certified playground, sand volleyball court and horseshoe pits. Visitors can hike, bike or horseback ride on […]
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Dr. Phipps Family MuseumClintwood, Dickenson County

Dr. Phipps Family Museum portrays Dr. Rufus Phipps a prominent doctor in Dickenson County who operated the Dickenson County Hospital from the 1920’s to his death in 1951. Dr. Phipps made house calls to many patients throughout the county. His wife Toni, two daughters, Carol and Jean Lui lived in the home where the museum […]
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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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Harry W. Meador Coal MuseumBig Stone Gap, Wise County

Museum features exhibits and objects collected by the late Harry Meador Jr., an executive with a local coal company. Museum property once served as the study of John Fox Jr, author of “Trail of the Lonesome Pine”.The founder of the museum, Harry W. Meador, was an advocate of the coal mining industry. During his career, […]
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Dante Coal Mining and Railroad MuseumDante, Russell County

The Dante Coal mining and Railroad Museum invites visitors to enjoy exhibits of coal and railroad memorabilia, donated by the residents and former residents of Dante and the surrounding community. This building is now the home of the DANTE HISTORY PROJECT display, which traveled around Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky for two years in the […]
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Dante Coal Miner’s MemorialDante, Russell County

Dante was once the headquarters of the Clinchfield Coal Corporation and home to thousands of coal miners and their families. The Coal Miner’s Memorial honors those Dante men who worked in the mines and gives special recognition to those who died underground. Names have been placed on the memorial by family and friends. Volunteers maintain […]
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Carter Family FoldHiltons, Scott County

The Carter fold is a rustic, 800+ seat music shed offering traditional music every Saturday night. Museum opens an hour prior to the show. The Carter Family was discovered in 1927 by Victor Recording Studio in Bristol and recorded 300 songs between 1927 and 1942. Playing traditional Appalachian music, the family has often been credited as […]
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