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Star Museum

170 East Main Street, Abingdon, VA
(276) 608-7452
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Ranked #2 of 10 attractions in Abingdon
Type: Specialty Museums
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Battle Creek, Michigan
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Top Contributor
225 reviews 225 reviews
172 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Bristol, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

Most visitors to historical Abingdon, VA go there with a purpose - and that is to stay at the Martha Washington Inn, see a play at the Barter Theatre, or ride bikes on the Virginia Creeper Trail. There is now another "can't miss" attraction in this lovely little town - the Star Museum right in the middle of Abingdon's Historical... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

If you are ever in the quaint little town of Abingdon VA located in the southwestern corner near TN please be sure to stop in the STAR MUSEUM located on E. Main St across from the Courthouse. This small but powerful museum is loaded with memorabilia of Hollywood icons from past to present. The owner, Robert Weisfeld has so much... More

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