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Highland County Museum, McDowell

#234 of 309 in Museums in Virginia
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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  • Wonderful museum with friendly and helpful staff, great resource for Highland County and visitors! Don't miss it if you are in McDowell!  more »
  • 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 »

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