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Sightseeing in Timberlake


George C. Marshall Museum: Admission for Two or Four and Credit at the Gift Shop at George C. Marshall Museum (55% Off)

Admission for Two or Four and Credit at the Gift Shop at George C. Marshall Museum (55% Off)

George C. Marshall Museum

Lexington

Parents: children under twelve are always free, so bring the kids!

$20 $9

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History Museum of Western Virginia: Admission for Two or Four to O. Winston Link Museum or History Museum of Western Virginia (Up to 52% Off)

Admission for Two or Four to O. Winston Link Museum or History Museum of Western Virginia (Up to 52% Off)

History Museum of Western Virginia

Multiple Locations

Two museums explore 10,000 years of Native American heritage via ancient artifacts, and more recent locomotive history through photographs

$15 $8

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O. Winston Link Museum: Museum Admission for Two or Four at O. Winston Link Museum (Up to 65% Off)

Museum Admission for Two or Four at O. Winston Link Museum (Up to 65% Off)

O. Winston Link Museum

Roanoke

Seven galleries trace photographer Link’s documentation of steam-powered rail

$10 $4

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Virginia Museum of Natural History: Museum-Visit Package for Two or Four at Virginia Museum of Natural History (50% Off)

Museum-Visit Package for Two or Four at Virginia Museum of Natural History (50% Off)

Virginia Museum of Natural History

Martinsville

Natural-history museum’s new Living on the Water exhibit opens July 26; other exhibits include Wild Watersheds and Fossil Overlook

$20 $10

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Historic Smithfield Plantation: Visit for Two, Four, or Six to Historic Smithfield Plantation (50% Off)

Visit for Two, Four, or Six to Historic Smithfield Plantation (50% Off)

Historic Smithfield Plantation

University

Visitors travel back to the 18th century as they traverse the plantation house, garden, and grounds led by a costumed interpreter

$16 $8

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Ash Lawn-Highland: Visit to Home of President James Monroe for Two or Four at Ash Lawn-Highland (Up to 43% Off)

Visit to Home of President James Monroe for Two or Four at Ash Lawn-Highland (Up to 43% Off)

Ash Lawn-Highland

Charlottesville

Residence of President James Monroe features tours of the home and estate that illuminate 18th- and 19th-century living

$28 $16

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Bedford Museum & Genealogical Library: One-Year Membership for One or Two to Bedford Museum & Genealogical Library (40% Off)

One-Year Membership for One or Two to Bedford Museum & Genealogical Library (40% Off)

Bedford Museum & Genealogical Library

Bedford

Members can explore their genealogy with the museum's expansive collection of historical files, and receive 10% off gift-shop purchases

$50 $30

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National D-Day Memorial: Visit and Walking Tour for Two or Four from National D-Day Memorial (Up to 50% Off)

Visit and Walking Tour for Two or Four from National D-Day Memorial (Up to 50% Off)

National D-Day Memorial

Bedford

88-acre memorial with gardens, reflecting pool, and statues honors soldiers and commemorates pivotal WWII battle.

$20 $10

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CrossKeys Vineyards: Grapes to Glass Winery Tour with Cheese Platters and Logo Glasses for Two or Four at CrossKeys Vineyards (Up to 52% Off)

Grapes to Glass Winery Tour with Cheese Platters and Logo Glasses for Two or Four at CrossKeys Vineyards (Up to 52% Off)

CrossKeys Vineyards

Ashby

Daily tours of the vineyards and winemaking facility; cheese and cracker platter and souvenir wineglass for each guest after tour

$30 $15

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The Heritage Museum: Day Admission for Two, Four, or Six to The Heritage Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Day Admission for Two, Four, or Six to The Heritage Museum (Up to 50% Off)

The Heritage Museum

Harrisonburg

Vast collection of artifacts illustrates the history of the Shenandoah Valley

$16 $10

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Stony Knoll Vineyards: Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tour for Two, Four, or Six at Stony Knoll Vineyards (Up to 50% Off)

Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tour for Two, Four, or Six at Stony Knoll Vineyards (Up to 50% Off)

Stony Knoll Vineyards

Rockford

Winery nestled in the Blue Ridge foothills with a tasting room that overlooks more than 48 acres of crops

$29 $15

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The Brothers Vilgalys Spirits Company: Distillery-Tour Package for One or Two at The Brothers Vilgalys Spirits Company (59% Off)

Distillery-Tour Package for One or Two at The Brothers Vilgalys Spirits Company (59% Off)

The Brothers Vilgalys Spirits Company

Durham

Tour a 1,300-square-foot facility that makes krupnikas, a traditional Lithuanian spiced-honey liqueur

$29 $12

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Fair Game Beverage Company: Distillery Tour and Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Fair Game Beverage Company (Up to 62% Off)

Distillery Tour and Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Fair Game Beverage Company (Up to 62% Off)

Fair Game Beverage Company

Pittsboro

Guests tour distillery that uses fruits and other crops to form the base of spirits and fortified wines stored in oak barrels

$20 $10

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Fair Game Beverage Company Co.: Wine Tasting and Tour with Bottle of Wine for Two or Four at Fair Game Beverage Company Co. (Up to 54% Off)

Wine Tasting and Tour with Bottle of Wine for Two or Four at Fair Game Beverage Company Co. (Up to 54% Off)

Fair Game Beverage Company Co.

Pittsboro

Guests tour the winery and distillery, sampling drinks made from local ingredients; each visit includes glasses and a select bottle of wine

$52 $25

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Select Local Merchants

  • Avoca Museums & Historical Society
    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
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    1514 Main St
    Altavista, VA US
  • Bedford Museum & Genealogical Library
    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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    201 E Main St.
    Bedford, VA US
  • Point of Honor
    A bugle boomed with a brash moan that bordered on shrill, as if the metal it was made of were on the verge of shattering like glass. Its player drew a sideward glance to his wife, whose neck was contorted in the throes of a visceral shriek as she slammed a wooden spoon against the tin washbasin. Darkness was giving way to the orange of morning on June 18, 1864, and the Union's Major General David Hunter was presumably within earshot. The clamor of Lynchburg's citizens was their first defense, making the Confederate forces sound larger and stronger than they actually were. It was a smart move, as Hunter eventually retreated because he believed he was outnumbered. The concise Confederate victory preserved many historical sites in Lynchburg, which had been the United States’ second wealthiest city per capita before the Civil War devastated the economy. Today, the Lynchburg Museum traces the stories of the region, from the cannons and flags of the Civil War to a flight suit worn by hometown astronaut Leland Melvin. More than 20,000 artifacts are housed within the former Lynchburg courthouse, which was built in the Greek Revival style in 1855, replete with architectural details including fluted Doric columns and a pedimented portico inspired by the Parthenon. Less than a mile away, Point of Honor accommodates guests within the re-created plantation kitchen of the restored Federal-period mansion built in 1815 by Dr. George Cabell Sr., friend to both Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson. Guests can peer out at a vista of the James River before exploring the Medicine in Early Virginia exhibit, which highlights tools and methods practiced by Dr. Cabell such as giving patients colds in order to cure their rickets.
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    112 Cabell St
    Lynchburg, VA US
  • O. Winston Link Museum
    While stationed on Long Island to conduct secret war research for the U.S. government during World War II, O. Winston Link started snapping photographs of the Long Island Railroad tracks behind his lab. Eager to capture large-scale railroad pictures at night, he built his own customized flash equipment. After the war, Link harnessed that creative curiosity by spending five years photographing the Norfolk and Western Railway, the last large steam-powered American railroad. From his 20 trips to the railway's tracks in four states, Link collected 2,400 pictures. His work didn't garner attention until the 1980s, when he published his first collection of railroad photos in the lauded book Steam, Steel & Stars. The West Virginia Historical Society continues to preserve his legacy with the O. Winston Link Museum, which showcases Link's Norfolk and Western project while filling in its historical context. Throughout seven galleries, patrons hear the sounds of bustling locomotive engines, adjust the lighting of an interactive diorama's photograph, and ogle Link's original photographic equipment, including flashbulbs, power boxes, and super power boxes. The museum underscores its edifying galleries with a plentitude of tours, workshops, and ongoing photography programs.
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    101 Shenandoah Ave
    Roanoke, VA US
  • Center in the Square
    Chartered in 1970 as the first science museum in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Science Museum of Western Virginia educates all ages with interactive exhibits and events. Exhibits include displays that engage visitors with information about healthy living, Earth-themed lessons about geology, energy, and natural resources, and a how-it-works gallery that answers questions about physics, chemistry, technology, and why gravity shuts off every leap day.
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    1 Market Sq SE
    Roanoke, VA US
  • Virginia Museum of Transportation
    In the 1850s, the Norfolk & Western Railway made its way to Big Lick, Virginia, transforming the sleepy town into a locomotive hub of the south. The Virginia Museum of Transportation walks visitors through this industrial change with its historic steam and diesel engines, cabooses, model trains, and rail collection, which features more than 50 pieces of rolling stock, including some of the most advanced Roanoke-made steam engines ever built in the Norfolk & Western Class J-611 and Class A-1218. Railway exhibits recount the exploits of the industry’s most renowned names and provide an opportunity for visitors to hop aboard an actual diesel locomotive and complain loudly about the lack of complimentary peanuts. Additional engine-powered attractions include a century’s worth of automobiles and the recently reopened Wings Over Virginia Aviation Gallery collection.
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    303 Norfolk Ave. SW
    Roanoke, VA US

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