One of a Kind

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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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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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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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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A.P. Carter MuseumHiltons, Scott County

Born Alvin Pleasant Carter, A.P. Carter was born to love music. A skilled violinist, fiddler to homefolk, he, his wife Sara, brother Ezra and sister-in-law Maybelle formed the Carter Family band. Carter Family grew famous with hits like “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” and “Keep On the Sunny Side.” A.P. spent much of his time […]
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