History Museum of Western Virginia

Roanoke, VA

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Address: 101 Shenandoah Ave NE Roanoke, VA 24016 Number: 540-982-5465 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

Founded in 1957 and operated by the Historical Society of Western Virginia, the History Museum of Western Virginia shares space with the O Winston Link Museum in the former passenger station of the N&W Railway, so already your day is surrounded by history when you first arrive.

This historic museum holds a collection featuring the largest repository of materials devoted to the human history of Western Virginia - that is pretty impressive! There are nearly 6,000 3D objects, 1,000 textiles, 8,000 photographs and SO much more, ready for you to discover it all!

Topics include Native American artifacts, photographs, maps, militaria, and folk-life artifacts. Did you know that you can see Thomas Jefferson's letter describing his scientific observations when he visited Peaks of Otter? There is also a land grant deed signed by Jefferson himself, and medical implements used by Colonel William Fleming during the Revolution!

In addition to exhibitions, the History Museum of Western Virginia also offers an exciting array of special programs and tours

A fascinating journey into the rich history of Western Virginia!

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How much does it cost?






$3 (Ages 4 to 17)



$5 for students, military & seniors. Free for members


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3 years


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Where is it at?


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.

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Outreach programs are available, plus field trips welcomed with pre booking!

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There is a museum store where you can pick up gifts and souvenirs relating to the exhibits!

Need a little extra help?


Give them a call to ask about the accessibility

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Baby Facilities

There is a changing table in women's restroom.

When can we go?

10am - 5pm Tuesday to Saturday

Open year round but closed Sundays and Mondays

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