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Highland County Museum, McDowell

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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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  • Last fall we visited McDowell and the surrounding areas during a family history trip. At the time we were there the museum was closed for some renovations. We went to the Sugar Tree Country Store... 
    Last fall we visited McDowell and the surrounding areas during a family history trip. At the time we were there the museum was closed for some renovations. We went to the Sugar Tree Country Store...  more »
  • Wonderful museum with friendly and helpful staff, great resource for Highland County and visitors! Don't miss it if you are in McDowell! 
    Wonderful museum with friendly and helpful staff, great resource for Highland County and visitors! Don't miss it if you are in McDowell!  more »

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