Plan Your Visit to Crab Orchard Museum
Experience a settler’s life in the early 1800s as you tour our Pioneer Park village, featuring 15 log and stone buildings, including a farmhouse, craftsmen’s shops, barns, corncribs, family cabins, a smokehouse, springhouse and Red Barn horse-drawn equipment building. Wander through time in our museum center gallery from the prehistoric period to the 20th century, looking for wooly mammoth molars, colonial maps, animals of Southwest Virginia including the infamous “Varmint,” Native American tools and relics from the 500 year old Indian Village on our significant Crab Orchard archaeological site, a silk wedding dress fashioned into a Confederate flag for the Smyth Rifles, a bone ring made from the kneecap of a Rebel soldier, the beginnings of the coal mining and railroad industries, and more. Take home a souvenir book, handmade Appalachian craft, or remembrance from our Museum Shop, which also sells refreshments. Picnic on the grounds in our covered shelter. Relax under the old willow by the creek and imagine days gone by. It’s your history, too, so enjoy yourself!
Crab Orchard Museum hosts several annual events, including the Skirmish at Jeffersonville Civil War Reenactment, the Independence Day Celebration, the Tazewell County Old Time & Bluegrass Fiddlers’ Convention, and Frontier Christmas. Many more events, classes, and camps are scheduled throughout the year. Check our website for dates and details, www.craborchardmuseum.com.