The Historical Homemaker Visits Walton’s Mountain

The Waltons was a much beloved television series created by Earl Hamner, Jr about his family growing up in the depression era in the eastern slopes of the Shenandoah Mountains in rural Virginia.

It was a beautiful day to take a ride and visit The Waltons Museum, The Hamner Home and also John & Olivia’s Bed and Breakfast Inn located in the small scenic town of Schuyler, Virginia.

We first stopped at The Walton’s Museum and was so impressed by the wonderful items inside. Marlin is a HUGE fan of The Walton’s television show and was so excited when the wonderful staff allowed him to sit at the dining room/kitchen table.

Here are more pictures of the fabulous kitchen and dining area…

Here are some of the wonderful mementos along the walls in the museum

And here are some of John Boy Walton’s Bedroom…

The living room was so amazing. It’s as if we were stepping onto the set of the tv show.

Earl Hamner’s Camera Equipment

Grandma and Grandpa Walton with the old radio

Leaving the museum…

Visiting the Hamner Home. The family based on the tv show The Walton’s.

The original and real life matriarch of the family
Earl Hamner’s childhood bedroom
…And a tribute to his talented gift of being a writer

We then visited the wonderful John & Olivia’s Bed and Breakfast Inn

Erin’s wedding gown from the tv show. She used her mother’s original wedding dress!

If you are ever in Schuyler, Virginia…I truly highly recommend visiting this quaint town tucked away in the Shenandoah mountains. Enjoy your visit partaking in all of the contributions of the Hamner family and the wonderful people in Schuyler. It was like stepping back in time for a brief few moments. A much needed respite from the business of our daily lives!

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