Southwest Virginia Museum

Southwest Virginia Museum Southwest Virginia Museum
Southwest Virginia Museum
Address
10 West First Street
Big Stone Gap, VA 24219
Region Heart Of Appalachia
Locality Wise
Park office: (276) 523-1322
Reservation Center: (800) 933-7275
Park email swvamuseum@dcr.virginia.gov
Reservation Center email resvs@dcr.virginia.gov
Park web page www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/southwest-virginia-museum.shtml
State Parks website www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/index.shtml

Dedicated in 1948, the Southwest Virginia Museum in Big Stone Gap chronicles the exploration and development of the region. The museum houses a collection of items from the region. The collection was started by C. B. Slemp, who served in Congress from 1907 to 1923 and was President Coolidge’s personal secretary. A lovely Victorian parlor in the four-story mansion is available to rent for meetings and other small gatherings. The gift shop features many one-of-akind items. The quaint Poplar Hill Cottage is available for overnight accommodations. Special events include A Stitch in Time: Quilt Show in April through May 31, the Fall Antique Appraisal, and the Festival of Trees in mid-November through Dec. 31. You’ll find it at (Alt. Route 58), just off Route 23 in Big Stone Gap.


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Admission Fee: Entrance fee

Last Updated: 9/20/2013 10:30 AM
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