Settlers Musuem and Alvarado Station


So with my ankle injury still not up to carrying my full pack for hiking on the appalachian trail I decided to do some light hiking and visit some historic sites around Atkins and Damascus Virginia. First up is the Settlers Museum near Atkins. This is a must see it is a preserved 1890’s farmstead still on 67 of the orginal 275 acres it was in 1897. The buildings have been preserved but not restored so it is in an amazing state as it was then. There are a dozen or more buildings with many farm implements and tools to see and the house is completely furnished as it was then. I took some pictures of the grounds and inside the house but left out a lot so you can have some surprises when you visit.

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1890’s farmhouse they built the frame house around the log cabin they first lived in

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you can drive or walk less than a mile from the visitors center to the farmstead its a beautiful walk when the dogwoods are blooming

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every room is wonderfully furnished I only took a pic of a few

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The Appalachian Trail runs by the grounds next to the 1894 school which allowed to hike a 5.6 mile section I missed and meet hikers resting at the schoolhouse which was cool.

After that was a visit to the old Alvarado station on the virginia creeper trail and some pics of old churches I saw on the way.

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methodist church outside marion virginia

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side view to show bell tower

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presbyterian church 7 mile ford

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