The Avoca Museum & Historical Society was once the site of the Revolutionary-era home of Colonel Charles Lynch and the centerpiece of a sprawling plantation. Today, it houses native artifacts and Civil War memorabilia curated to preserve local history.
Size: 54 acres of land, including the sprawling Victorian house
Eye Catcher: the main house, an American Queen Anne–style home built in 1901 and listed in the National Register of Historic Places; the interior has been lovingly restored to appear as it did in its heyday
Permanent Exhibits: the replica of the 1880 cabin that originally stood on the site, including a rope bed and stone fireplace
Don't Miss: the family graveyard—as well as a graveyard for the plantation's slaves—stand as a reminder of the land's history and provide some information about what African American life was like before the Civil War
Pro Tip: the Avoca Museum is a popular wedding venue, so check the website's homepage or call ahead to make sure it's not closed for a private event
With all the facets of an exquisite museum, Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest offers a great day of culture in Forest.
Service and taste make a great restaurant, and that's why you won't be disappointed by this museum.
Load up the mini-van and bring the kids to this museum — they'll love the scene here as much as mom and dad.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
So look at the world through a different light when you visit Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest and discover some culture.
The Bedford Museum & Genealogical Library serves as a depository for the history of the region. The museum gathers artifacts and stories from the past, along with genealogical data, into one place where community members can explore their ancestors' origins. Local historians deliver lectures at the museum's regular events, and genealogy classes share tips on how students can research their ancestry both in-person and online.
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Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Nature lovers will appreciate the convenience and beauty of Murphy Wayne L in Huddleston, a local park.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
You'll definitely maximize your weekend morning or afternoon with a stellar walk in Murphy Wayne L's park.
Amid 48 rolling acres, noble steeds and their mounts trot, canter, and jump over fences at Stone Bridge Equestrian Center’s three outdoor rings. Inside, the riding arena provides respite for riders on rainy days or cooler months, where equestrian and trainer Shelley Stewart regales students with her hefty experience that totals 18 years. Stewart brings her knowledge to a team of instructors who teach show-jumping and hunt-seat to students. Visitors can mount up on provided trained horses, or bring along their own steeds to partake in private lessons, trail rides, and camps.