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“Surprise gem!”
Review of Edinburg Mill

Edinburg Mill
Birmingham, Alabama
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Surprise gem!”
Reviewed October 18, 2013

This museum is a true gem! Someone put a lot of thought into the organization of the displays and artifacts. You can't beat the price! $2.00 donation if you go to the upstairs displays and film. (We gave a little more because we felt it was worth it.) Glad to see the elevators for the ones who have trouble negotiating steps.

There is local history/mill history. It also includes Red Cross memorabilia Rooms that depict the different businesses/homes/transportation and aspects of life in this area. It is truly beautifully done.

I don't know what I expected but was truly surprised at what we saw. The people working in the museum were locals with ties to the history of the area.

There is a film, The Burning. I'm sure some may find it interesting but I would rather spend my time in the museum! However, if your knees and feet need a short respite, watch the film until you're ready to go again.

Visited October 2013
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Latrobe, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“GREAT RESTORATION!”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Authentic mill transformed into a treasure trove of historical items from the Civil War Period! A lot of fun to travel back in time viewing local items and pictures!

Visited August 2013
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Napoleon, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Foud a treasure in a small town”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

The mill was saved from burning during the Civil War. The continued interest of the townspeople had made it into an amazing Museum. From the crafts for sale to the 'storefronts' of the community and the wares displayed, it gives you a picture of the history of the town. Only $2.00 to visit the second and third flooor and please take the time to see the movie "The Burning" It is 45 minutes well spnt to get an idea of the distruction and suffering the Shenandoah suffered. You will look at the whole valley and the homes and descents in a whole different way.
It is close to Interstate 81 and a good time to get off the ratrace!

Visited August 2013
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Kingston, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
75 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Fascinating!”
Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

Loaded with character, the historic Edinburg Mill is being operated as a museum. It's full of interesting artifacts that do a great job telling the history of both the mill and the local area. They have an excellent movie about the destruction of the Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War known as "The Burning". The mill no longer functions, but many of its components are on display. At $2.00, the admission is very, very reasonable. There is a large gift shop that has a very eclectic selection of products, including souvenirs, books and artwork. Overall, the Edinburg Mill is worth a visit. It's a fascinating historic site and a great museum.

Visited July 2013
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Arlington, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fabulous bit of history”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

Stopped by this place after seeing the sign on the interstate and it was a wonderful surprise! Great collection of history, historical building, friendly staff, great displays, and an impressive gift shop. So glad they've capture the history of the town and region in this little gem of a place! The ducks along the riverside parking lot were a treat to see too!

Visited July 2013
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