Walton’s Mountain Museum

 

Arriving at the Museum

Camo Guy and me arriving at the museum

 

Walton’s Mountain Museum is located at 6484 Rockfish River Rd, Schuyler (pronounced Sky-ler), Virginia 22969 in the old Elementary School in Nelson County.

The roads leading to the tiny community are breath taking.

Peaceful and refreshing.

My friend, Christy, also a Walton fan 🙂 traveled to the area previously. Her family visited nearby Crabtree Falls. They relaxed overnight in the cabin and enjoyed hiking on the Appalachian Trail during their stay.

There is enough to keep a family busy, or should I say relaxed during a visit!

We stopped by on our way to Virginia Beach.

During our 25 year old traditional New Year’s Eve get together with my sister-in-law and her family, Team Princess and Her Cousin won a family game of Farkle, allowing them to choose our combined vacation destination: The Beach-Any Beach!

Although brief, it was a nice visit. The museum charges a small fee and has a quaint little store inside. The parking lot was large enough for our camper. I was hoping so. I believe there was also a picnic table in a nearby grassy area.

Ike and Cora Beth are in the Walton’s Mountain post office, waiting to be photographed with you.

 

Walton's Mountain Post Office with Ike and Cora Beth

Walton’s Mountain Post Office with Ike and Cora Beth

 

Throughout the day, a 30 minute video plays. It was nice.

Along with other brochures I picked up was a WMM Scavenger Hunt list. Next time, I will play along. Items include: Erin’s dress, John Boy’s glasses, rug beater, war ration book, popcorn popper, ice box, scripts, and brown sippin’ jugs. The museum has a map of local historic sites to visit like the  Soapstone Quarry. Be sure to pick one up.

There are several rooms within the museum. John Boy’s room, Ike’s General Store, Living Room, Kitchen (my favorite), Recipe Machine room, Exhibit room, and the Scripts room. Here is a short tour of the museum. There is lots more to see, but I don’t want to spoil it for you when you visit.

 

John Boy's Room

John Boy’s Room: Don’t remember John Boy having ac. 😉

 

John Boy’s typewriter

 

jb's desk

John Boy’s desk at the window overlooking the front yard

 

showcase

One of several showcases displaying memorabilia from the show

 

kitchen

My favorite Walton room!

 

kitchen

I can almost hear the voices of Mama and Grandma…

 

 

cookstove

Mmm…smell the biscuits…

 

measure up

How do I measure up to the Waltons?

 

model

One of many models of Walton’s Mountain

 

Good bye Walton’s Mountain!!

 

Thanks for visiting the mountain with me!

Leave a comment below and tell me who your favorite Walton is and why.

 

8 comments to Walton’s Mountain Museum

  • Ohhh, I’m jealous! I would love to go. My favorite room is the kitchen also.

  • Kathy

    I don’t know who my favorite Walton is! I love the writer in John Boy. I relate more to Olivia. I adore Grandma as I never knew my grandparents who all died young. Love them all!

  • I remember the show fondly. What a fun trip! So many new memories with your family, to treasure for years to come. Blessings!

  • Marcia Frey

    I have loved watching the Walton’s .It is my favorite program .I would like to know if I could get some pamphlets on the museum and any guides to see the house and the store and the museum .My address is 3747 W Route 64 Lot 106 Mount Morris I’ll 61054 .I am planning a trip out there as my son lives in. Virginia . Thank you a faithful fan .Marcia Frey.

  • Denise Faulkner

    Hi Kathy, I was reading on Courtney’s blog and I saw your pic and that you love The Walton’s. I recently told my husband that I would like for our vacation next year to be Walton’s Mountain! Maybe early Fall! I too love the Walton’s and their simplistic lifestyle even though the work was hard at times. My parents are from the North Georgia mountains originally but I was born and raised in Atlanta. Sometimes I pine for the mountains. Anyway, I would love to have any info that you could give on your trip. I checked out your posts and I would like to know which way NOT to come as you suggested! I subscribed to your Back to Family page and I look forward to receiving it. By the way, you actually favor Elizabeth with your pretty red hair! : – )

    • Kathy

      Hi Denise! I am so glad you stopped by. Seems we have alot in common. Thanks for the compliment! I like to think of myself as an honorary Walton. (Red hair and all) 🙂 My mom loved watching the show when I was a young’un. I later found out it was because it resembled her own early upbringing in the mountains of Virginia. You will love Walton’s Mountain (Schuyler). Keep in mind, just like the show, it is very rural. And non-Walton fans might get bored easily. We didn’t lodge nearby, just spent the day as we drove through. We took a second trip and I took many more pictures which I just haven’t gotten posted yet. I will try to get that done soon. I highly recommend taking the self-guided tour of the Original Walton (Hamner) home. It is much smaller than it’s television counterpart. I love how it is furnished and decorated.
      On our first trip, we met our relatives (also from Ohio) there. They took interstates as far as they could. My family took a route said to be shorter. (It would’ve been had we traveled via a pterodactyl) We wound up driving through 3 National Forests, up and down, winding round and round the Blue Ridge Mountains. We should’ve arrived BEFORE our relatives. Instead we arrived several HOURS later. However, in hindsight, I am glad we did. We saw such beautiful countrysides and farms and scenic landscapes that we wouldn’t have otherwise. 🙂
      Be on the lookout for familiar names like Doe Hill, Buckingham, Charlottesville, Rockfish and so on. Both times we went, we just missed yearly cast reunions that were held at the museum. That might be something to keep in mind.
      You are in for a treat! Keep in touch.

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