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Fields-Penn 1860 House Museum

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Address: 208 West Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210
Phone Number: 276-676-0216
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed - Thu 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Interesting glimpse into life pre and post civil war

We visited the Fields Penn House in December of 2014 with our daughter and granddaughter. The house has a number of interesting furnishings. The docent was pleasant and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We visited the Fields Penn House in December of 2014 with our daughter and granddaughter. The house has a number of interesting furnishings. The docent was pleasant and knowledgeable and we enjoyed talking with her. We were able to roam the house at our own pace, which we enjoyed. The house was decorated for the holiday season and the decorations... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This is a free activity so there can't be any complaints. The historical aspect is great and you can do a self guided tour. It's definitely worth the time to stop in and it's right beside the farmers market so you don't even have to move your car to do both in the same trip.

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Glade Spring, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Stopped by the house/museum and it was wonderfully decorated for the holidays. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the house and its place in local history. Will try to visit again during the Virginia Highlands Festival in August 2015.

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Penhook, Virginia
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Furnished for the period. A glimpse into life in early Abingdon Virginia. Artifacts from the area are well presented and interesting. Worth the nominal fee.

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Greensboro, NC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

As an option to the guided tour, there was a handout which described each room in detail. It told the history of the families that had lived there and showed many items from that period.

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Marion, North Carolina, United States
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This was a pleasant stop for my wife on our visit to Abingdon. I am a huge history buff, especially Civil War era history, so this was a perfect stop for us. We were greeted by a lady at the front door who gave us a brief run through of what was to see at the house and allowed us... More 

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Meadowview, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I have lived here all my life, and finally decided to visit. I am so glad I did! We were enjoying our anniversary weekend locally, and stopped in during our walk through Abingdon. We were welcomed by the docent, and given an introductory history lesson. We were able to tour at our own pace. We enjoyed the look back in... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Anything for "free" may be subject to a little scrutiny, so I had to ask the docent why. Abingdon is doing its part to encourage tourism, she explained. With that, and a suggestion to ask her if I had any questions she returned to what she was doing before I walked in and let me take my time looking and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

This is one of the better maintained historic homes I have seen in recent years. Yes it is a self guided tour, but there is a very knowledgeable volunteer on site and she was more than willing to answer questions. There is a very nice sheet, giving descriptions about each room and personally, I like to go at my own... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

It is definitely worth popping in to see how two of Abingdon's early families lived. The house is charming; anyone who enjoys history houses will find it worth their while. You might even see a unique feature or two, like the built-in sick room in the parents' bedroom.

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