History Museum of Western Virginia Roanoke

Where is it at?

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History Museum of Western Virginia
3rd Floor Center in the Square
One Market Square
Tel: 540 342 5770


Take I-81 South to I-581 South. Take Exit 5 onto Williamson Rd. Turn right onto Campbell Ave. Go one block to Center in the Square on left. Museum is on 3rd floor of Center in the Square.

Where are we going today?

Founded in 1957 and operated by the Historical Society of Western Virginia, the History Museum interprets the broad spectrum of cultural heritage of the Roanoke Valley region. Facilities include the Watts Library and media center, large scale changing galleries, and the Barbara Watts education gallery. The museum holds the largest collection of material in the Roanoke Valley devoted to human history – including Native American artifacts, photographs, maps, militaria, and folk-life artifacts. In addition to exhibitions, the Museum offers an exciting array of special programs and tours. The Museum is located in Center in the Square, in the heart of downtown’s historic marketplace.

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$8
  • Children$5
  • Free Under: 3 years.

When can we go?

Monday through Saturday 10am to 5pm. Sunday 1pm to 5pm.

Teachers corner

Outreach programs available, plus field trips welcomed with pre booking..

Any Top Tips?

Me At The Museum is family programming for kids aged 3 to 5 years, worth watching out for..

Baby Facilities

Changing table in women's restroom..

Can I get one of those?

Extensive shop available..

More information

Regular events held..

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