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Highland County Museum, McDowell

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History Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Built in 1851 by George Washington Hull, it is believed to have been the first large brick home in McDowell, and was soon known as The Mansion House.

It served as a hospital during the Battle of McDowell in May 1862 and now houses the McDowell Battlefield Orientation Center.

For many years around the turn of the century, the Bradshaw family operated the Mansion House Hotel to meet the needs of travelers on the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike.
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  • McDowell is a small, out of the way town, so most of your time will be spent just getting there, but it's worth the effort especially if you're interested in the Civil War. After driving there, try...  more »
  • Stopped here on the way home to see what they had on the battle, Had some nice memorabilia, uniforms and guns of the Civil War in the area. Nice displays showing the history there as well. The...  more »

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