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Museums and Art Centers

Harry W. Meador Coal Museum


570 Shawnee Ave E
Big Stone Gap, VA 24219
(276) 523-9209

Harry W. Meador, Jr. to whom this museum is dedicated, was a tireless advocate of the coal-mining industry in general, and of the Westmoreland Coal Company in particular.

Ralph Stanley Museum & Traditional Mountain Music Centerralphstanley.jpg

Clintwood, VA 24228
(276) 926-8550


Combining the career of Dr. Ralph Stanley with the history of traditional mountain music, this state-of-the-art, interactive museum will allow you to see and hear this particular style of American music in its original setting: the mountains of southwestern Virginia. Follow the career of Ralph Stanley & the Stanley Brothers through the exhibits and learn how the environment and traditional music influenced their style.

Historic Crab Orchard Museum & Pioneer Park


Located just off 19-460 on Crab Orchard Road
3663 Crab Orchard Road
Tazewell, VA 2651
(276) 988-6755

Crab Orchard Museum and Pioneer Park opened in 1982 as a non-profit historical museum named for the National Landmark historic site on which we are located.

John Fox, Jr. Museum

foxhouslogo.gif118 Shawnee Avenue East
Bist Stone Gap, VA 24219
(276) 523-2747


Step back in time and visit the home that was a part of this famous author's writing career. 

Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park


 10 West First Street
Big Stone Gap, VA 24219
(276) 523-1322

An education museum exhibiting a part of Southwest Virginia's rich heritage.

Museum of Middle Appalachians

midapplg.gifP.O. Box 910
Saltville, VA 24370
(276) 496-7033

The Saltville Foundation was incorporated as a non-profit organization in October of 1991 with the goal of establishing a modern research and exhibit museum, outdoor interpretive trails and living history exhibits, and community outreach program that would encourage and facilitate the preservation, understanding, and appreciation of the natural and cultural heritage of the middle Appalachian region.

William King Regional Arts Center

williamking.jpg415 Academy Drive Northwest
Abingdon, VA 24210
(276) 628-5005

William King Museum is the only facility of its kind serving far Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee. Located in Abingdon, this non-profit regional art museum and arts education center is Virginia's only nationally-accredited museum west of Roanoke.

The Paramount Center for the Arts

paramount.png518 State St.
Bristol, TN 37620
(423) 274-8920

The Paramount Center for the Arts is dedicated to the presentation and production of diverse, high-quality programming in live performance, arts-in-education, visual arts, and film.

Pocahontas Exhibition Mine and Museum


Main Street
Pocahontas, VA 24635
(276) 988-5091