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Star Museum

170 East Main Street, Abingdon, VA
+1 276-608-7452
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Ranked #2 of 9 Attractions in Abingdon
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Jewel box museum featuring hundreds of celebrity estate artifacts in an historical setting. Star...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Jewel box museum featuring hundreds of celebrity estate artifacts in an historical setting. Star Museum's Weisfeld Collection spans from Rudolph Valentino to Whitney Huston; but is especially strong in its depiction of pop culture's golden age of the 1930's-50's. Giants like Elvis, Lucy, Gable & Leigh, Judy Garland, Gleason, Monroe, Crawford & Davis, et. al., are very well represented. Guided tours are available in any time frame, but generally run about 90 minutes. Hours are by appointment only; and adult admission is $20 each. No cards are accepted.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We were afforded a personal tour by the owner Robert Weisfeld, a most personable, friendly and knowledgable person. He has acquired a unique collection that you must experience. I wholeheartedly recommend this attraction.

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Penhook, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Learn about The Battle of Kings Mountain and the local heroes of The Revolution and War Between the States, Blacks Fort, wolf Hills, the caves and Daniel Bonne.

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Bristol, Virginia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Make a reservation for Robert (owner) to give you a personal tour...his historical details are bizarre and so much fun to hear. Go when his psychic friend is giving readings and you will NEVER forget the evening.

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

For me the whole point of travel is the stimulation from new and novel experiences. Star Museum serves that purpose and then some. What an unexpected surprise, and in little Abingdon! The collection of old-time Hollywood memorabilia is astounding but it’s only half the show. Mr. Weisfeld is entertainer extraordinaire. If you are not a classic movie buff you’ll be... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Who knew that Mae West was linked from the nastiest of Gangsters like Bugsy Segal, to Joe Gold of Gold's Gym? They don't make em like her and they don't make 'em like the owner and local artist himself. Robert is a native to Abingdon and knows plenty of local folklore, history (Barter Theatre) along with a few stories of... More 

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553 reviews 553 reviews
438 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

My first night in Abingdon, I was chatting with a local and she told me I had to make it to the Star Museum. So the next day, I made sure to swing by. The museum only open on appointments, so be sure to give Robert, the owner a call before you head on over (276-608-7452). Robert is very passionate... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

We had a ball. Robert was a true "old Hollywood" historian. Very engaging. It had more authentic Hollywood memoriabia than the smithsonnian. We can't wait to go back as we only has 45 min and there was so much more to see. Robert has much more upstairs so the pieces change periodically. The theme this visit was more Mae West.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013 via mobile

We researched "Best Roadside Attractions" on our voyage to Cookeville, TN. This place did NOT disappoint. Robert, the owner/docent, was truly the star of the whole experience. He was very knowledgable about every piece in the collection. He had such a passion for his work. As actors, we appreciated the homage to those who came before us. Definitely a highlight... More 

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Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

We traveled to Abingdon recently and was looking for interesting things to do there. We heard the Barter theater was something that everyone does there and we did it to but we found the Star Museum on trip advisor. We reserved a tour time and was met by Robert Weisfield. We spent 2 hours 1/2 going through his wonderful collection... More 

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abingdon va
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80 reviews 80 reviews
26 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

The Star Museum is a wonderful Show Business Museum crammed with things that you never thought you would be able to see. We live here in Abingdon and try to take visitors and spread the word to everyone. It is truly an exciting experience! And Mr. Weisfeld knows all the stories and history about everything in the collection and will... More 

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