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

Smyth County

H. L. Bonham Regional Development & Tourism Center
operated by the Smyth County Tourism Association
408 Whitetop Road
Chilhowie, VA  24319
(Exit 35, Interstate 81)
(276) 646-3306
Fax (276) 646-3301

Staley Collins House
109 W. Strother St., Marion 24354
(276) 783-7067
Historic house with county history exhibits.
Open Wed-Thurs, 10am-5pm.

Glade Mountain Museum
6711 Lee Hwy., Atkins 24311-3207
(276) 783-5678
Tools, machines, cars and blacksmithing equipment.
Open Sun, 1-8pm, or by appointment.

Saltville Director of Tourism
Saltville Town Hall, 217 Palmer Ave., Saltville 24370
(276) 496-5342
Local information.
Open Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5pm.

Saltville Historical Driving Tour
Printed guide available at Saltville Town Hall.

Saltville Library
Main St., Saltville 24370
(276) 496-5514
Genealogical resources.
Open Mon-Wed, 10am-6pm; Fri, 10am-2pm; Sat, 10am-3pm.

Saltville Museum and Museum of the Middle Appalachians
123 Palmer Ave., Saltville 24370
(276) 496-3633
First salt mine in the country and main source of salt for the Confederacy; exhibits about battles, natural history, and nearby excavation; self-guided tour brochure available.
Open Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm.

Settlers Museum of Southwest Virginia
Interstate 81, Exit 54, US Route 11 to VA 683 to VA 615, Atkins 24311
(276) 686-4401

Farmstead of first settlers of area with 1890s farm and school.
Open March 1-Nov. 30, closed on Mon.
Admission charged.

Smyth-Bland Regional Library
118 S. Sheffey St., Marion 24354
(276) 783-2323
Genealogical resources.
Open Mon-Thurs, 9am-8pm; Fri, 9am-1pm; Sat, 10am-3pm; Sun, 1-5pm.

Smyth County Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 924
214 West Main Street
Marion, VA  24354
Phone: (276)783-3161
Fax: (276)783-8003
Email: Local information.
Open Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm.

Smyth County Courthouse
109 W. Main St., Marion 24354
(276) 782-4044
Historical records.
Open Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5pm.

Smyth County Historical and Museum Society, Inc.
109 W. Strother St., Marion 24354
(276) 783-7067
Walking tour brochure available.  Local history and preservation.
Open Wed-Thurs, 10am-3pm.

Smyth County Museum
203 N. Church St., Marion 24354
(276) 783-7286
Open Fri-Sat, 10am-4pm.

King-Stuart House
Stewart Dr., Saltville 24370
(276) 496-5342
Built in 1795; home of Flora Stuart, wife of J. E. B. Stuart.

Walnut Street Civil War Fortifications
Walnut St., Saltville 24370
(276) 496-5342
Six-foot-high original fortifications; hiking-wilderness path.