South Boston - Halifax County Museum

South Boston - Halifax County Museum

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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Californian2
Los Angeles, CA6 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
This is a great little museum, filled with local history, antiques and local crafts. One of my favorite things is a timeline which covers the walls of one room. Starting around the 1600s, one line shows events in the world and the U.S., one line shows events in Virginia, and the third shows Halifax County. This helps the visitor view local history in perspective.
Written September 10, 2016
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Sherri R
Gardner, KS158 contributions
Jun 2015 • Family
Our family was referred to this museum because we were in town doing family history research. The genealogy room was in the process of being expanded because of lots of resources. Great experience, helpful people in the resource room. But the museum itself was a delightful surprise. Cool costumes of several periods of local history. Some military items. Great displays.
Written July 7, 2015
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destinationnextstop
California117 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
First this is a free Museum with a Donation if you want to. We got to spend a good hour here. For a small town that does not have much to do this passed some time for us. We loved learning about the history and having a look at the medical practice back in the day. The staff there was so friendly and helpful. Great little gem . Check it out for sure.
Written July 10, 2018
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ION1111
Madrid, Spain26 contributions
Jul 2015 • Friends
I love the museum. You can visit different rooms, from classical ones to modern ones. Impressionists' room is amazing! I highly recommend it. Picasso's paintings too and the modern room of the top floor. You can understand the modern works of arts, because they explain the author's meaning. If you like Art, you'll love the place.
Written August 15, 2015
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Gosfield
United States59 contributions
Sep 2022 • Friends
Very in-depth and well organized museum with some fascinating artifacts and realistic looking wax figures representing prominent people in the town’s history.
Written September 17, 2022
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Brad S
Baltimore, MD350 contributions
Feb 2019 • Solo
Excellent history of Halifax County.
Chronological history very interesting. Lots of WW2 memorabilia, including large Nazi flag. Reproduced office for Gov. Tuck.
Written February 1, 2019
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mistyhill212911
South Boston, VA5 contributions
Sep 2016
Being as we're a small town there's not a whole lot to see but everything we have is well placed & organized. My kids & I really enjoy visiting from time to time to see what's changed & what's new. It's always a pleasant trip.
Written August 8, 2017
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Jeni D
Baltimore, MD43 contributions
Apr 2017 • Couples
The place is a little disjointed and light on civil war but a great effort as a town museum. Its free so the price us right. Parking lot in front. A lot of early medical stuff.
Written July 25, 2017
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Hi Jeni, I am going through some of our profile's older reviews and thought that your comment was well worth responding to. The disjointed comment is well noted. Our community museum's building had humble origins and an A&P store, so we do the best we can with the preexisting wall structure. Our organization has come a long way since it met in a 1 room building in 1982, but there is still much room for improvement. I also have an answer to the light presence of the civil war in our museum's permanent exhibits. Unlike most areas of Virginia, Halifax County saw very little militaristic action throughout the war. Only one battle was fought within the county. However, we have several individual soldiers highlighted throughout the museum's 9 permanent galleries. In our military exhibit, the museum has allocated as much space as we can afford to the Civil War while bringing attention to other important conflicts in our military history exhibit. Did you know that a federalized national guard regiment from South Boston was one of the first four companies to storm Omaha Beach on D-Day? When you take into consideration the most important events in Halifax County's history, the local tobacco and transportation industries were paramount. Our medical history is rich and expansive considering the 830 sq. miles of land that the colonial and reconstruction era doctors operated in. So many topics with so little room. Thank you for your review and we hope you will visit us again!
Written February 21, 2020
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Jeni D
Baltimore, MD43 contributions
Mar 2017
Small museum with local flavor. Great medical display. A little weak on civil war. Great tribute on service of locals who were in the military. There was no charge for entry and since no one else was thete we got a tour by a knowledgeable volunteer that gave us personal insights.
Written April 10, 2017
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Lisa S
Virginia119 contributions
Aug 2016 • Solo
Was in town for the week. I like to visit museums, restaurants and local shows whenever I'm in a new place. This was a Wednesday and unfortunately that is the day this place is closed - the site I visited, neglected to mention this. It looks pretty small from the outside, but one can never tell. I just read the info on the outside boards while there, and took pictures of the train car. Perhaps another time. On to another location :-)
Written August 30, 2016
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