Robert Thomas Carriage Museum and Schwartz Tavern, Blackstone

4.7
#213 of 309 in Museums in Virginia
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  • We met with the owner, Bob Thomas. He provided an excellent tour to our group of American Legion/Royal British Legion military Veterans and spouses. Bob's Dad started the museum, and Bob has done a...  more »
  • This is free, and donations will keep it as a wonderful place for years to come. They have a horse sleigh!! This is a hidden gem that everyone should visit.  more »
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  • Nice small town very well kept in town
  • This is a jewel of a museum that more people should know about. The collection is amazing - not just the family carriages you might expect, but all sorts of working horse-drawn vehicles, from doctors' gigs and tradesmen's wagons to fire engines and sleighs. They are all beautifully restored and displayed with lots of room around them. The Carriage Museum is next door to the Schwartz's Tavern Museum, an eighteenth-century tavern which is both lovely and educational. In addition to authentic period furnishings, it has one of the most interesting staircases you'll ever hope to see. Admission to both is free and kid-friendly. They are worth a trip to go see them.

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