Southwest Virginia Museum

Historical State Park, Big Stone Gap, Virginia

Welcome.  The Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park is a member of the American Association of Museums, the American Association of State and Local History, and the Virginia Association of Museums.  Located on the Crooked Road, Virginia's Heritage Music Trail, the Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park is a must see  So treat the family and come on out!  You will be welcome here.

About our Museum:  Construction of the house (now the Southwest Virginia Museum) began in 1888 and was completed in 1895.  The Architect/Builder was Charles A. Johnson.  The experior of the building is made of sandstone and limestone quarried locally and hand-chiseled.  Native red oak is used throughout the interior of the building with hand crafted motifs adorning the windows and doors. 

In 1885, Rufus Ayers served as Virginia's Attorney General.  He and other gentlemen such as John Imboden.  Charles Sears, George Carter and John Taggart felt that Big Stone Gap could become ... read more.

Exhibits.  We currently have 15 online exhibits, but you will find many more when you visit our museum.  To surf our online exhibits, click here.

10 W. First Street
Big Stone Gap, Virginia

 Information 276.523.6277 (daytime phone)

Admission is $4.00
Ages 6 - 12 $2.00
Under 6 - Free

10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday
Friday  - 9 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday - 10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday - 1 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.