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3663 Crab Orchard Rd., Tazewell, VA  24651

DIRECTIONS: 3 miles west of Tazewell, VA, on U. S. Rte 19/460.  12 miles east of Cedar Bluff on U. S. Rte 19/460.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  Crab Orchard Museum preserves the cultural heritage of the Appalachian Region with exhibits on the 500 year-old Native American Village discovered on site, Pioneer Life, and military conflicts, such as the Revolutionary and Civil Wars.

See the animals of Southwest Virginia, such as the turkey, black bear, and Bald Eagle, along with the infamous "varmint," a coyote credited with killing 410 sheep in the 1950s. Look for prehistoric fossils, colonial maps, coal mining and farm tools too.

Fourteen log cabins from the 1800s show what daily life was once like in the "wild, wild west." Horse-drawn carriages, hearse, McCormick farm equipment and Model T are featured in the Red Barn. Gift Shop sells hand-made crafts, old-fashioned toys, distinctive books, snacks and souvenirs.

PARKING:  2 wheelchair accessible parking spaces.

TYPES OF PATHS:  The paths are gravel, and do have steep grades which would require assistance for persons in wheelchairs.

ENTRANCE:  Sloping block, rock and concrete grade, entrance may require physical assistance (employees will assist).  Ramps are provided.  Entry doors, 36 in. wide, open out with handle located 31 in. above floor.  

PUBLIC REST ROOMS:  Located inside entrance.  Doors are 30 in. wide, open in.  Turns to enter.  Accessible stalls have 31 in. wide doors opening out, and handrails.  19 in. toilet seat height, and 20 in. between commode and wall.  Sink height is 31 in.  Accessible stall checked regularly for obstructions.  Rest rooms are identified by a raised figure with pants or skirt on door to designate men or women.

For guests with hearing disabilities,there are written scripts.

For guests with visual disabilities, there are signs in large print.   

For guests with mobility disabilities, there are lowered drinking fountains.

GIFT SHOP:  Aisles 41 in. wide.  Counters 36 in. high.  Clerks assist customers with special needs.  Aisles clear of temporary displays.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Accepted credit cards:  V, MC and AE.  Admission fee.  Hours of operation:  9-5 Mon-Sat and 1-5 Sun, Memorial Day to Labor Day.  Wheelchair available for loan while in the museum and park.  Request from hostess.  Personnel will take wheelchair to the vehicle. 


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