Fodor's Expert Review Wilderness Road Regional Museum

Blacksburg and the New River Valley

What is now the Wilderness Road Regional Museum was once lodging for settlers making their way west on a Native American route that went from Pennsylvania through the Cumberland Gap. The man who founded the town of Newbern built this house in the same year, and the structure has since served as a private home, a tavern, a post office, and a store. Today the house contains antique dolls, swords and rifles, an old loom, and other artifacts of everyday life. A self-tour map of Newbern, the only Virginia town entirely within a National Register of Historic Places district, is available at the museum.

Quick Facts

5240 Wilderness Rd.
Newbern, Virginia  24o84, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $2, Tues.–Sat. 10:30–4:30, Closed Sun. and Mon.

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