4 Must-Visit Museums Near Natural Bridge for History Lovers

Discovering museums near Natural Bridge is a fantastic way to add a cultural twist to your Virginia vacation. The area around the Natural Bridge Hotel offers more than just breathtaking natural beauty. It’s a hub for various museums catering to all interests, from history to art. Whether you’re traveling with family or looking for a solo adventure, you’ll love visiting these museums.

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Museums Near Natural Bridge: Your Guide to Cultural Gems

Bedford Museum & Genealogical Library

Location: 201 E Main St, Bedford, VA 24523

Hours: Mon – Fri, 10 AM – 5 PM, Sat 10 AM – 3 PM

Exhibits: The Bedford Museum & Genealogical Library features exhibits about the history of Bedford, VA, and the surrounding area. These include Native American, Black History, World War I, and World War II. They also have other similar exhibits, including a rotating display.

Rockbridge Historical Society

Location: 101 E Washington St, Lexington, VA (a 15-minute drive from Natural Bridge Hotel)

Admission: Free

Hours: RHS@RockbridgeHistory.org or calling 540.464.1058

Exhibits: Campbell House, Campbell House Gardens, Righteous and Rascals of Rockbridge.

This museum is a treasure trove of local history, featuring a historical home, beautiful gardens, and outdoor exhibits commemorating iconic and eccentric lives shaping Rockbridge’s history.

Maier Museum of Art

Location: 1 Quinlan St, Lynchburg, VA 24503

Admission: Free

Hours: Wed-Sun, 1 PM – 5 PM

Exhibits: The Maier Museum of Art features a collection of American art, paintings, and photography from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries.

Miller’s House Museum

Location: Lexington, VA

Admission: Free

Hours: Sat-Sun from 1-4 PM, April through late November

General Exhibits: The Miller’s House Museum is a transportation museum that features exhibits about the daily lives of residents and workers during the 1800s and earlier.

Virginia Museum of Natural History

Location: 21 Starling Ave, Martinsville, VA

Admission: Adults $10, Children $5

Hours: 10 AM – 4 PM, closed on Sundays and Mondays

Exhibits: Natural History

Dive into the wonders of the natural world at this museum. Some exhibits include dinosaur fossils, an ice age exhibit, an ant display, and temporary exhibits.

Your Perfect Stay Awaits at Natural Bridge Hotel

Premium Second Floor Balcony RoomsAfter a day of cultural exploration at the museums near Natural Bridge, return to a haven of relaxation and luxury at the Natural Bridge Hotel. We offer a variety of rooms and vacation packages that include tickets to popular attractions, ensuring an exciting and fun stay.

Our top-notch amenities include queen and king-sized luxurious beds, flat-screen TVs, and complimentary Wi-Fi. We also offer pet-friendly rooms for those on vacation with furry friends. Elevate your dining experience at our Colonial Dining Room or enjoy a casual evening at the Red Fox Tavern.

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