Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park

Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park


Location:35 miles northwest of Kingsport, Tennessee in the Appalachian Mountains.
Facilities:Picnic areas, self-guiding trail, visitor center, gift shop.
Activities:Interpretive programs.
Special Features:Museum contains exhibits chronicling the exploration and development of the town and surrounding area during the 1890s coal boom. The four-story mansion was started as a neighborhood attraction by Congressman C. Bascom Slemp. It was opened as a state museum in 1948.
Address:10 W 1st St
Big Stone Gap, VA 24219

Phone:276-523-1322
Web: www.dcr.state.va.us/parks/swvamus.htm
Size: 1 acre.

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