I don’t know about you, but most of the TV shows I watch are the oldies. Maybe because I am older I relate better, or maybe it is because I don’t like all the nasty stuff that is portrayed in TV today.
The Walton’s is one of the shows I watch. Is there really a Blue Ridge Mountain in Virginia? Was it made up or is it real? I decided to do some searching and this is what I found.
WALTON’S MOUNTAIN MUSEUM is located in the Piedmont Region foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Schuyler (Sky-ler), Virginia. Opened on October 16, 1992, this building was Schuyler’s ca.1924 high & elementary school until 1955, grade school until 1991, and it is now our community center. “The Waltons” creator and John-Boy’s alterego, Earl Hamner, grew up in the home across the street. WMM attracted as many as 90,000 guests in a year from all 50 states and 20 foreign countries!
WALTON’S MOUNTAIN MUSEUM offers replicas of John-Boy’s Bedroom, Ike Godsey’s Store, “The Waltons” kitchen, “The Waltons” living room, and the new MILITARY MUSEUM annex. We have a 30-minute video featuring Earl Hamner and the stars of “The Waltons”. We display hundreds of photographs and pieces of memorbilia. Visit our Recipe Machine, Exhibit, and Scripts rooms. (click on ‘THE EXHIBITS’ button above) Browse our souvenir shop that offers WALTON’S MOUNTAIN MUSEUM gifts, local crafts, books, DVDs and more. (Click on ‘IKE GODSEY’S STORE AND GIFT SHOP’ button above) The ‘LODGING’ button above offers suggestions for local Bed & Breakfasts, hotels, cabins, RV Parks, campgrounds, and visitor’s centers.
DIRECTIONS: WALTON’S MOUNTAIN MUSEUM is located off of State RT 29 between Charlottesville and Lynchburg Virginia. Guests traveling Interstate RTs 95 & 81 should exit at Interstate RT 64 to Charlottesville and take State RT 29 south. WMM is 40 miles north of Lynchburg or 30 miles south of Charlottesville. Take RT 6 East (Irish Road) for 5 miles; take a right on RT 800 (Schuyler Road) for 2 miles to stop sign; turn right on RT 617 (Rockfish River Road) and WMM is the second building on the right in the old school.
CONTACT POINTS: Address: 6484 Rockfish River Road Schuyler, VA 22969; Mail: P.O.Box 124 Schuyler, VA 22969; Phone: (434) 831-2000; Fax: (434) 831-2002; Online: http://www.waltonmuseum.org; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes, there really is a Blue Ridge Mountain in Virginia where the show was made.