Virginia Museum of Natural History

Important Notices

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Description

Elevation: 992 ft.

The Virginia Museum of Natural History in Martinsville provides the visitor with a closer look at the geology and history of the area. The museum also hosts extensive fossil, geologic, insect and mammal collections that serve as valuable resources for ongoing Virginia natural history research. The site is an important one for anyone interested in the natural processes that have created the environment we see today. Species that may be found on the property include brown-headed nuthatch and a variety of migrant passerines in addition to the more common chickadees and titmice.

Directions

Physical Address: 21 Starling Avenue, Martinsville, VA 24112

From Roanoke or Rocky Mount: Take US Route 220 South. Continue south into Henry County and take 220 Business into Martinsville. Turn left onto Church Street, then follow Church Street to Starling Avenue. Turn right onto Starling Avenue. The Museum is on the left.

From Danville or South Boston: Take US Route 58 West to Martinsville. Follow 58 Business signs through town. Turn left onto Starling Avenue (58 Business). The Museum is on the left.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: 276-634-4141, j.beard@vmnh.virginia.gov
  • Website
  • Access: Admission Fee, Daily

Seasonal Bird Observations

Facilities

  • Fee
  • Accessible
  • Information
  • Interpretive Nature Program
  • Parking
  • Restrooms