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William King Museum of Art

415 Academy Drive, Abingdon, VA 24210
+1 276-628-5005
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Ranked #4 of 9 Attractions in Abingdon
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: The William King Museum of Art is a non-profit regional art museum and arts education center housed...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: The William King Museum of Art is a non-profit regional art museum and arts education center housed in a historic 1913 former school. It is the only facility of its kind and Virginia's only nationally accredited museum west of Roanoke. An average of 9 exhibitions are mounted each year, showcasing art of the region and of the world.

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Glade Spring, Virginia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

As a Civil War reenactor I have seen many displays about that time period. This was one of the best. There was a good variety of subject matter and one of the displays even made me feel as if I were in the midst of battle.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Realy great exhibit, staff and artist very friendly and knowledgeable. It was snowing outside so we came here by chance.

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Marion
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I love going to The William King. It always has neat little exhibits and offers a great art option for the local community. I highly recommend you swing in and visit them if you pass through.

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Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

It certainly was worth the visit - their were wheel chairs and an elevator available and easily accessed. If you are interested in the Civil War, this should certainly be on you list. And it is free which was a bonus.

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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

First class all the way from the galleries to the exhibits...even an elevator for the older set and infirm! A bit hidden away off the main drag but do NOT miss this gem!

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Hixson, Tennessee
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95 reviews 95 reviews
36 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We enjoyed our visit to the William King Museum. We went this weekend, during the Virginia Highlands Festival. Other reviewers have mentioned admission prices, but we didn't have to pay anything. We just went in. The stairs are brutal, so if you have knee or hip pain like we do, you might want to skip it. But if you can... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

This place was a surprise. It had many amazing exhibits including some local art. The price is right and is definitely worth stopping at if you are in the area and looking for something interesting to do!

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Boston
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

It's too bad the money lavished on the nearby glitzy Heartwood wasn't spent on this place, which is devoted to local artists as well as world class exhibits. They have an amazing temporary exhibit of small works by European modernists, as well as very interesting American miniature furniture and a number of local artists. The building needs work but they... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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130 reviews 130 reviews
48 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We were pleased with one of the traveling exhibits (European Modernists), which was very well done. The whole museum is only about 45 minutes long and the building isn't really conducive for a museum, but at $5 a person, it's worth it if there is an interesting exhibit.

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Moneta, Virginia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

First class facility with all sorts of information, exhibits and articles for sale--all from southwest Virginia. Had an excellent lunch here in their restaurant.

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