See how the Waltons—one of America's favorite TV families—lived!
If you yearn for a glimpse of the wholesome Walton Mountain life, then make your way to Schuyler, Virginia, and the museum devoted to one of America's favorite television families—The Waltons.
Walton's Mountain Museum is located right across from the childhood home of the show's creator, Earl Hamner. Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, it is one of the quintessential stops on any visit to the Piedmont Region.
- ADDRESS: 6484 Rockfish River Road | Schuyler, VA
- WEBSITE: Walton's Mountain Museum
- SOCIAL MEDIA: Walton's Mountain Museum on Facebook
- PHONE: (434) 831-2000
- ADMISSION: $10 per person (ages 6 and older) | FREE for children ages 5 and under
- GROUP DISCOUNTS available for parties of 20 or more.
Though the show was shot on a soundstage in California, the museum is designed to give you a glimpse into the Waltons' fictitious home. You'll see John-Boy's bedroom, the kitchen, Ike Godsey's store, and a new military museum annex. If you're lucky enough to visit during the holidays, you can see it decorated in true country style.
Make sure to stop by Ike Godsey's store for some Waltons-themed souvenirs. You can find everything from your typical postcards and mugs to local crafts and DVDs of the show. Penny candy, anyone?
Wander the town and immerse yourself in the spirit of the Waltons. You won't regret making the trip to this timeless slice of Americana.
**The photos in this article are courtesy of the official Walton's Mountain Museum.
For more information, check out the museum's Facebook page or official website.
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