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it was a warm sunny day when I stopped in Blackstone, Va. I had not been before but the carriage museum and Schwartz Tavern were more than I anticipated. the carriages were too numerous for me to take all the photos. Each carriage with a...More
This is such a cool little find in Blackstone! The museum featured several restored carriages, buggies, and sleighs, with a brief history of each one. I really enjoyed reading about and seeing all of these unique items. There is a very cool history tucked into...More
Checked out during the Blackstone Arts & Crafts Festival. Walked through at our own pace. Was free to checkout. Was interesting to see the many styles of carriages throughout history and the prices of them back then.
Have you ever been to a carriage museum? That's right, I said, "Carriage Museum!" Another sight to see while in Blackstone, VA is the ROBERT THOMAS CARRIAGE MUSEUM. Hours are fairly regular during the week, but I do recommend you call (434) 292-1459 to make...More
Robert Thomas worked very hard on the carriages that are displayed in this museum. Mr. Thomas did a wonderful job when he restored these models and was always very kind and helpful to the visitors interested. This museum is surely something to be proud of!...More
My wife and two friends visited here and we were very impressed. We also went to Schwartz's Tavern. Original building built in the 18th century. I really think you history buffs should put this on your list.
Both properties are free to visit and you get a wonderful personal tour given by the owner. Her husband collected horse carriages for more then 30 years, and built the Carriage Museum before he passed away. The Schwartz Tavern is full of local antiques and...More
Thoroughly enjoyed both museums which are original old structures. The guides knew their history, had great anecdotes about the families that owned the businesses, which parts were first built and which were added over years, details on exactly how they were used by patrons and...More
This museum was started by Robert Thomas and is currently managed by his son and widower. You will find an excellent assortment of carriages here and the history behind each is fascinating.Mrs. Thomas gave us our tour and it was very interesting. We had a...More