Highland County Museum

Highland County Museum in the Mansion House
Address
161 Mansion House Road
McDowell, VA 24458
Region Shenandoah Valley
Locality Highland
Phone: (540) 396-4478
Email highlandhist@mgwnet.com
Highland County Museum www.highlandcountyhistory.com

The museum is located in a 1851 home which served as a hosptial during the Civil War Battle of McDowell on May 8, 1862. The home became a stagecoach stop on the Staunton-to-Parkersburg Turnpike and was operated as a hotel. The Highland Historical Society purchased the building in 2001 to renovate it into a local history museum. The grand opening was held May 7, 2005. One of the museum rooms is dedicated solely to the Battle of McDowell including a new documentary film on the battle that was shot on-location in McDowell. Two other exhibit rooms are filled with local artifacts and antiques that tell the story of the rural, mountain community of Highland County, Va. For more information, go to the website.




Last Updated: 2/22/2013 11:21 AM
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