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Address: 170 E Main St, Abingdon, VA 24210-2839
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+1 276-608-7452

Jewel box museum featuring hundreds of celebrity estate artifacts in an...

Jewel box museum featuring hundreds of celebrity estate artifacts in an historical setting. Star Museum's Weisfeld Collection spans from Rudolph Valentino to Whitney Huston; but is especially strong in its depiction of pop culture's golden age of the 1930's-50's. Giants like Elvis, Lucy, Gable & Leigh, Judy Garland, Gleason, Monroe, Crawford & Davis, et. al., are very well represented. Guided tours are available in any time frame, but generally run about 90 minutes. Hours are by appointment only; and adult admission is $20 each. No cards are accepted.

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Eclectic, cozy & personal.

We were afforded a personal tour by the owner Robert Weisfeld, a most personable, friendly and knowledgable person. He has acquired a unique collection that you must experience... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2014
Asheville, North Carolina
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Asheville, North Carolina
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2014

We were afforded a personal tour by the owner Robert Weisfeld, a most personable, friendly and knowledgable person. He has acquired a unique collection that you must experience. I wholeheartedly recommend this attraction.

1 Thank NCGator1981
Bristol, Virginia
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174 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2014

Make a reservation for Robert (owner) to give you a personal tour...his historical details are bizarre and so much fun to hear. Go when his psychic friend is giving readings and you will NEVER forget the evening.

3 Thank kaningryta
Battle Creek, Michigan
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36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2014

For me the whole point of travel is the stimulation from new and novel experiences. Star Museum serves that purpose and then some. What an unexpected surprise, and in little Abingdon! The collection of old-time Hollywood memorabilia is astounding but it’s only half the show. Mr. Weisfeld is entertainer extraordinaire. If you are not a classic movie buff you’ll be... More 

3 Thank Jim M
Richmond, Virginia
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Who knew that Mae West was linked from the nastiest of Gangsters like Bugsy Segal, to Joe Gold of Gold's Gym? They don't make em like her and they don't make 'em like the owner and local artist himself. Robert is a native to Abingdon and knows plenty of local folklore, history (Barter Theatre) along with a few stories of... More 

2 Thank TheBear1968
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1,667 reviews
1,268 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 584 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2013

My first night in Abingdon, I was chatting with a local and she told me I had to make it to the Star Museum. So the next day, I made sure to swing by. The museum only open on appointments, so be sure to give Robert, the owner a call before you head on over (276-608-7452). Robert is very passionate... More 

1 Thank jehenson81
Ashburn, Virginia
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41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2013 via mobile

We had a ball. Robert was a true "old Hollywood" historian. Very engaging. It had more authentic Hollywood memoriabia than the smithsonnian. We can't wait to go back as we only has 45 min and there was so much more to see. Robert has much more upstairs so the pieces change periodically. The theme this visit was more Mae West.... More 

1 Thank ChalkTalk
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2013

We researched "Best Roadside Attractions" on our voyage to Cookeville, TN. This place did NOT disappoint. Robert, the owner/docent, was truly the star of the whole experience. He was very knowledgable about every piece in the collection. He had such a passion for his work. As actors, we appreciated the homage to those who came before us. Definitely a highlight... More 

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Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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Reviewed 25 September 2012

We traveled to Abingdon recently and was looking for interesting things to do there. We heard the Barter theater was something that everyone does there and we did it to but we found the Star Museum on trip advisor. We reserved a tour time and was met by Robert Weisfield. We spent 2 hours 1/2 going through his wonderful collection... More 

Thank John C
abingdon va
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136 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2012

The Star Museum is a wonderful Show Business Museum crammed with things that you never thought you would be able to see. We live here in Abingdon and try to take visitors and spread the word to everyone. It is truly an exciting experience! And Mr. Weisfeld knows all the stories and history about everything in the collection and will... More 

1 Thank elliepAbingdonVa
Bristol, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2012

Most visitors to historical Abingdon, VA go there with a purpose - and that is to stay at the Martha Washington Inn, see a play at the Barter Theatre, or ride bikes on the Virginia Creeper Trail. There is now another "can't miss" attraction in this lovely little town - the Star Museum right in the middle of Abingdon's Historical... More 

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