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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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1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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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enjoyed this museum.

This small museum is easy to find and a good way to fill a little time. It doesn't take long to see, but check the etching in the window glass.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
Robyn B
Louisville, Tennessee
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Louisville, Tennessee
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This small museum is easy to find and a good way to fill a little time. It doesn't take long to see, but check the etching in the window glass.

Thank Robyn B
Abingdon, Virginia
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67 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Are you looking to experience a special time in Abingdon, VA and Washington County, VA? Look no further. The staff will walk you through or enjoy a self-guided venture into the past. Artifacts, furniture, quilts and much much more take you back to wonderful time and place. The stories abound with excitement and wonderment to the growth in the area,... More 

Thank lrfoster160
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 

Thank love2go2gether
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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.

Thank Leah R
Glade Spring, Virginia
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96 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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.

Thank Randy G
Penhook, Virginia
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

Thank Mike S
Greensboro, NC
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

Thank Lizzy654
Marion, North Carolina, United States
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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 

1 Thank Gabe P
Meadowview, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Jennifer N
Raleigh, North Carolina
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214 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
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 

Thank TheCovertCritic

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