Glencoe Mansion—Museum in Radford

NRV History & Cultural Heritage

The New River Valley has a rich history with many notable past events. The region is also home to many different cultural groups. There are many different ways to learn about the heritage of the New River Valley while visiting the area including visiting museums and checking out historical landmarks.

National Register of Historic Places Listings

The United States Government lists and protects its places of historical importance. There are 117 places in the New River Valley that are on the National Register of Historic Places. Locations include churches, mansions, historic districts, and more.

Additional Resources

“Andrew Johnston House” by Skye Marthaler is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

Virginia Historical Highway Markers

The Commonwealth of Virginia’s Historical Highway Markers program allows travelers to learn about events, places, and people that have historical significance. The highway markers are black and white signs that mark an area related to anything historically cruical. Each sign has a description of what was marked.

There are many of these markers through the New River Valley. Stopping to read these is a great way to learn about the historical heritage of the area. You may be surprised about what you learn.

Additional Resources

A Guidebook to Virginia’s Historic Markers compiled by Scott David Arnold

Inside the Raymond F. Ratcliffe Memorial Transportation Museum

NRV Museums

Andrew Johnston House Museum
Pearisburg, VA

Blacksburg Museum & Cultural Foundation
Blacksburg, VA

Glencoe Mansion Museum & Gallery
Radford, VA

Montgomery Museum & Lewis Miller Regional Art Center
Christiansburg, VA

Raymond F. Ratcliffe Memorial Transportation Museum
Pulaski, VA

Wilderness Road Regional Museum
Dublin, VA