Situated in an elegant 1870 Victorian mansion, Glencoe Museum explores the heritage of Radford and the New River Valley. The museum highlights the contributions of Native Americans and early settlers such as Mary Draper, the daughter of Scots Irish immigrants, who was captured by the Shawnee and taken to Ohio. She escaped and walked more than 500 miles to return to her husband, William Ingles. The exhibitions explore industries, and the influence of the river and rail transportation on the settling of the region, and also features an art gallery with rotating exhibits from regional artists Facility is headquarters to the Radford Visitors Center and a well-stocked gift shop.
600 Unruh Dr, Radford, VA 24141
Wilderness Road Regional Museum
This historic building, operated by the New River Historical Society, features displays that trace the history of the road, which played a major role in American expansion and commerce. There are also changing exhibits on a variety of subjects as well as a rich repository of primary research documents and a museum store.
5240 Wilderness Road, Dublin, VA 24084
Historic Smithfield Plantation
Built in 1774, Smithfield was the home of Revolutionary War patriot William Preston. The home, designed in the Tidewater plantation style, provided a haven of aristocratic elegance and became the social and political center of this frontier region. The site features costumed interpreters, heirloom gardens, special events and a museum store.
1000 Smithfield Plantation Blvd, Blacksburg, VA 24060
Giles County Historical Society
The organization operates the Andrew Johnston House, a 19th Century Georgian manor that features period furniture, Civil War memorabilia, Native American artifacts and a gift shop. A part-time genealogist and a professional librarian staff a small research center.
208 N. Main Street, Pearisburg, VA 24134
Montgomery Museum and Lewis Miller Regional Art Center
Located in the old Manse of the Christiansburg Presbyterian Church, this facility features regional historical displays, rotating local artwork and many special events. The museum’s library includes an archive of books, documents, genealogical information and photographs useful to researchers.
300 Pepper Street SE, Christiansburg, VA 24073
Floyd Historical Society
Housed in the first hospital in Floyd, the museum offers permanent and rotating exhibits on local history as well as a library for genealogy research.