What Are Some Attractions at Walton's Mountain in Virginia?


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Although Walton's Mountain doesn't exist, the place where it originates, Schuyler, Virginia, boasts many attractions such as the Walton's Mountain Museum and Hamner House. "The Waltons" TV series, which takes place in fictional Walton's Mountain, draws emphasis from writer Earl Hamner's boyhood in Schulyer.

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Fans of "The Waltons" can visit the Walton's Mountain Museum, a place that celebrates both the show and its creator, Earl Hamner Jr, who grew up in a house across the street from the museum. The historic 1924 Schuyler Elementary School, which was Hamner's childhood school, houses the museum. Instead of classrooms, the museum contains recreated sets from "The Waltons." Visitors can walk through the Waltons' kitchen and living room, the Godsey's store, and John-Boy's bedroom. There are also exhibits with photographs from the movies, original scripts, show memorabilia and video displays. The museum even pays tribute to the military with the Military Museum annex.

Other local attractions include hiking along the Appalachian trail, exploring the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains and touring the Rockfish Valley Foundation Natural History Center, all located in the same county as Schuyler. Outdoor enthusiasts can go canoeing or fishing on the nearby Tye River or relax and enjoy nature at the Wintergreen Resort.

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