Virginia Heritage Museum

Located alongside beautiful Olcott Park in Virginia, Minnesota, this little gem of a museum is housed in three buildings. The former home of Olcott Park superintendents, on its original site, features a large display about the area white pine lumbering industry, including the story of the Virginia and Rainy Lake Lumber Company. Adjacent structures are a 1913 Finnish log house and a tourist cabin from the 1930s, containing early household, farming, school and business artifacts. Changing exhibits tell the history of the area and its people.

A large archive collection includes thousands of documents and photos as well as city directories, yearbooks, telephone books and newspapers.

The museum is managed by the Virginia Area Historical Society.


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Latitude: 47.529568 Longitude: -92.547776 Elevation: 1471 ft
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Seasons Open

Year round.

Hours Open

11 am - 4 pm, Wed-Sat May 1 - Sept. 30, Thurs-Sat Oct 1 - Apr 30


Donations are gratefully received.

Accessibility Notes

The museum is handicap accessible.

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