The Southwest Virginia Heritage Guide lists museums, archives, libraries, resource organizations, and historical sites related to the regionís history and folk culture.

Bototourt County

Botetourt County Chamber of Commerce
Courthouse Square, Fincastle 24090
(540) 473-8280
Local information.
Open Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5:30pm.

Botetourt County Courthouse
1 West Main Courthouse Square, Fincastle 24090
(540) 473-8274
Historical records.
Open Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4:30pm.

Botetourt County Historical Marker Guide
Guide to nineteen Virginia Historical Markers located
in Botetourt County.

Botetourt County Historical Society
Courthouse Square, Fincastle 24090-0468
(540) 473-3713
Local history and preservation.
Open Mon-Sat, 10am-2pm; Sun, 2-4pm.

Botetourt County Museum
Courthouse Square, Fincastle 24090
(540) 473-8394
Artifacts (quilts, clothing, glassware and pottery) of family life in Botetourt County and other historical items from the 1700s and 1800s.
Open Tues, Thurs, Sat, 10am-2pm; Sun, 2pm-4pm.

Botetourt Iron Furnaces

Buchanan Walking Tour and Swinging Bridge
Brochures available from the Town Hall on Main St.
(540) 254-1212, or website address -

National Register Historic District; swinging bridge over the James River.

Fincastle Walking Tours
Historic Fincastle, Inc., E. Murray St., Fincastle 24090
(540) 473-3077
(540) 473-1004
Walking tour brochure (self-guided, free).
Guided walking tours by appointment: weekdays, 10am and 2pm; Sun, 2pm.
Fee charged.

James Matten Early Cabin
Historic Fincastle, Inc., E. Murray St., Fincastle 24090
(540) 473-3077 or 473-1004
Reconstructed 18th century cabin.
Open by appointment.