Adventures in the New River Valley: Glencoe Mansion: Museum & Gallery

Glencoe Museum is located in a Victorian house in west downtown Radford, Virginia. The house was built in 1870 in the 19th century Victorian style, specifically Second Empire, and was the postbellum home of Confederate Brigadier General Gabriel C. Wharton. It is a large, two-story, five bay, brick dwelling, and originally had quite extensive grounds. The original house had a barn, chicken coop, smoke house, and an ice house. The name Glencoe is thought to be inspired by Anne Wharton’s ancestry. Her family was originally from Scotland. It took a very long time to build a house of its size and grandeur in the 1800s. The house was kept in the family till 1996 when, after being deserted for 30 years, it was given to the city of Radford. It features some Victorian period rooms and displays about Radford’s history, including Native American artifacts, early settlers, Mary Draper Ingles, local industries, railroads, river transportation, educational institutions and local sports.

600 Unruh Dr.
Radford, VA 24141

Hours:
Tuesday to Saturday – 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday – 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday – Closed

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Photo Credit: glencoemansion.org

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