Mountain Heritage Museum and Gallery

See hundreds of artifacts from coal mining, logging, railroading, farming, the Civil War, Native American and Appalachian natural history. View dozens of pictures and prints about these subjects and more, including the largest UMWA historic display south of Washington, D.C.!  

Gaze at color photos of the great outdoors of Southwest Virginia, the most biologically diverse native ecosystem in the Northern Hemisphere.

Check out the 200-year-old loom, donated by the family of Marvin E. Cox in Castlewood. The bed coverlet on top of the loom is an 1849 sample of what these intricate machines could produce in the hands of the highly skilled homemakers whose families ate what they grew, wore what they made and said what they meant.  This is just a small glimpse into what you can see, touch, experience at the Mountain Heritage Museum and Gallery.

Open by appointment.



16542 Russell St, St Paul, VA 24283


(276) 762-7500