Settlers Museum Attractions in Smyth County VA

Settlers Museum of Southwest Virginia

Visitors to The Settlers Museum and 1890s farm will find an authentic nineteenth century farm with restored farmhouse and original outbuildings, all located in a scenic, beautiful area. Also on site is an 1894 one-room schoolhouse, an early 20th century house with exhibits about early settlers in the region, and a visitor center. The Appalachian Trail passes through the museum grounds, and offers an easy and pleasant day hike. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, April through the end of October. Admission is free. Special events are scheduled throughout the season, with tours, activities, and craft demonstrations. The museum is a non-profit 503(c) organization that is funded entirely by gifts and donations.

Come spend a day at the Settlers Museum and 1890s Farm. Bring the whole family – there is plenty to do and enjoy.

For 2024, the Museum will be open Tuesday through Sunday, 10am to 5pm.

Take a tour of the historic farm house and see what rural life was like in 1890 Smyth County, VA. Visit the Davis Room to learn more regional history and its peoples. Stroll about the grounds surrounded by the beautiful Appalachian mountains and see some of the original farm outbuildings. Hike along the famous Appalachian Trail that passes through the museum or along our nature trail. Enjoy the wildflowers. We are a stop along the Virginia Bird & Wildlife Trail, so keep your eyes and ears open for our beautiful feathered friends. Bring a picnic lunch and spend the day.


1322 Rocky Hollow Rd, Atkins, VA 24311

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