640 W. Broad St.
Waynesboro, VA 22980-4317
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Arts & Museums
The Plumb House is an important landmark and carries immense significance. The construction of the house began in 1802 and was completed in 1804. Presently, the house site serves as the Plumb Museum, that chronicles and displays collection pertaining to the Plumb Family, Civil War Battle of Waynesboro and local history.
Managed and maintained by the Waynesboro Heritage Foundation, Waynesboro Heritage Museum is one of the important attractions of the city. It displays collections and works that speak of the history of Waynesboro, right from the early settlements to the current modern advent of technology and industries. Every year, it hosts exhibitions that pay tribute to the local culture and heritage. The museum also has an on-site shop, where you can pick up collectibles and souvenirs. You can also visit the Plum House museum of the foundation, located at 1012 West Main Street. For further details, check the website or call ahead.
Frontier Culture Museum is dedicated to telling the stories of the people who have migrated to the this town over the pat several years. You will get to see the history and the long lost traditions of the people who moved to the city ages back. Frontier Culture Museum is a means of reclaiming lost identity of the people. To know more about the place, check the website.
The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library is a famous landmark in Staunton since it was the place where president Wilson lived. Well-preserved for years, it now acts as a cultural landmark for Virginia. The museum which houses the library chronicles the life and times of Wilson. The library is filled with books used as research guides for students and teachers alike. Visit their website for further information on this historical place.
The Cyrus McCormick Farm Museum was the family farm of inventor Cyrus Hall McCormick. The museum is currently run by the Virginia Agricultural Experimental Station of Virginia Tech. The farm originally covered 532 acres (215 hectares) and the museum was built on five acres (two hectares). Many modern farm equipment got invented here, the notable one was the mechanical reaper. The farm got added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966 and is open to visitors.
The University of Virginia Art Museum is a well maintained educational institution that houses some wonderful pieces of art. The museum first opened in 1935, and since then has been home to some of the most prized art pieces in the world. The museum regularly features temporary exhibitions from all over the world, and even has a collection of permanent displays that shed light on Mediterranean, Asian as well as American art from the 15th to the 20th Century. For more information about the artwork displayed, the kind of art involved and it's history, do check the website or call ahead.
The Virginia Discovery Museum is fully equipped with all amenities and exhibits that contribute to the all round development of kids. Through exhibits on educational facts regarding culture and people, stories and poetry, it captures the imaginations of people belonging to all ages, along with providing them with the privilege to see many interactive art displays. The museum is also frequented for field-trips and educational outings with parents. A favorable place for learning and family fun. Check the website for more details.
The Heritage Center of Dayton is a historical site which was started in the 1800's by Frank A. Byerly, Major George Chrisman and James B. Stephenson. It was originally a place for the Confederate Soldiers but the genealogy library was also created then. In the present times, the center holds exhibitions concerning art work in Virginia and her history. Lots of folk art and old books are given prime importance too. It is interesting to see how Virgina has evolved as a state and how her history unravels through books and exhibitions. One should not miss the library either, it has a collection of books that will amaze you. Browse the website for further details.
Among his many achievements, Thomas Jefferson was an innovative architect, designing his home in the Palladian-style rather than the more popular Georgian. Monticello is also a museum honoring this true Renaissance man. Many of his original inventions are on display and in working order. It was here that Jefferson experimented with different vegetation and growing techniques, including cultivating the first vineyard in the United States. A combination ticket for Monticello, Michie Tavern and Ash-Lawn Highland can be purchased.
With a vast collection of Australian aboriginal art, Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, part of the University of Virginia, is a prominent attraction in Charlottesville. The museum owes its existence to John W. Kluge, who donated his vast compilation of exhibits for the museum. The museum regularly hosts exhibitions and scholarly activities. This is a must-visit place for art enthusiasts.