A National Historic Landmark, the Southwest Virginia Museum is in an 1890s Victorian stone mansion with an original oak interior. The museum’s collection includes more than 25,000 pieces and state of the art exhibits telling the story of the exploration and development of Southwest Virginia from the pioneer era of the 1700s to the mining “boom and bust” era of the late 1800s. The museum also offers many interpretive and special events.
The Victorian Parlor of the Southwest Virginia Museum is a popular setting for business and club meetings, seminars, training and socials. The Victorian setting with modern conveniences can accommodate up to 50 people. The museum exhibits upstairs make meetings in the Victorian Parlor extra special. The charming Poplar Hill Cottage is available for overnight guests.