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

Washington County

Abingdon Convention and Visitors Bureau
335 Cummings St., Abingdon 24210
(800) 435-3440
Local information.
Open Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm.

Barter Theatre
133 W. Main St., Abingdon 24210
(276) 628-2281
First built as a church, later used as a Sons of Temperance meeting hall, boys school and in the 20th century known as the "opera house"; houses the State Theatre of Virginia; performance center.
Open Feb-Dec, Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm.

Emory and Henry College
Interstate 81, Exit 26, Emory 24327-0947
(276) 944-4121
The college campus is designated as a Historic District.

Fields-Penn 1860 House Museum
208 W. Main St. Abingdon 24210
(276) 676-0216
Historic House Museum featuring period room settings, textile room, original kitchen and more.  Guided tours April - December.  Open Wed. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Thurs. thru Sat. 1-4 pm.  Admission $3 for adults, $2 for children.

Historic Abingdon Walking Tour
Tour brochure available at Abingdon Convention and Visitors Center.

Historical Society of Washington County
E. Main in the Courthouse, Abingdon 24210
(276) 623-8337
Genealogy, local history, walking tour brochures.
Open Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm.

William King Museum
415 Academy Dr. Abingdon 24210
(276) 628-5005
Regional art museum featuring art of  the regional and of the world.  Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.;
Thursday - 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sat. & Sun. 1-5 p.m.
Admission:  Adults - $5.00, Seniors - $3.00 and members, students and children are free.

The Tavern
222 E. Main St., Abingdon 24210
(276) 628-1118
Oldest building in Washington County, built in 1779 as a tavern and inn; now open as a restaurant.

Virginia Creeper Historic Trail
335 Cummings St. (trail head in Abingdon at junction of state Routes 695, 699, and 609), Abingdon 24210
(276) 676-2282 or 676-3076
Former route of Virginia-Carolina Railroad; now a hiking, biking, and equestrian trail; restored depot along trail in Green Cove.
Call for trail maps.

Washington County Chamber of Commerce
179 E. Main St. Abingdon 24210
(276) 628-8141
Local information.
Open Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm.

Washington County Courthouse
189 E. Main St., P.O. Box 289, Abingdon 24210
(276) 676-6224
Historic resources.
Open Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5pm.

Washington County Public Library
205 Oak Hill St., Abingdon 24210
(276) 676-6222
Open Mon-Thurs, 9am-8pm, Fri-Sat, 9am-5pm; Sun, 2-5pm. Closed on holidays.

Martha Washington Inn
150 W. Main St. Abingdon 24210
(276) 628-3161
Former private residence built in 1832; converted to a hotel in 1935.

White’s Mill
White’s Mill Rd., Route 8 Abingdon 24210
(276) 676-0285
1840s gristmill with demonstrations and product sales.

Morgan-McClure Motorsports Museum
26460 Newbanks Rd., Interstate 81, Exit 22, Abingdon 24210
(888) 494-0404
Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, 1-6pm.
Morgan-McClure Motorsports race team history, race cars, uniforms, pit equipment,
and photographs.

Black History Center of Southwest Virginia
Abingdon 24210
(276) 623-8337
Historical resources.
Open Jan-Nov 28, Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm.