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Robert Thomas Carriage Museum and Schwartz Tavern

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Thoroughly enjoyed the carriage museum and Schwartz Tavern.

it was a warm sunny day when I stopped in Blackstone, Va. I had not been before but the carriage... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2018
Warrenton, Virginia
Cool Find!

This is such a cool little find in Blackstone! The museum featured several restored carriages... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2018
Blacksburg, Virginia
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29 Aug 2018
“Thoroughly enjoyed the carriage museum and Schwartz Tavern.”
18 Jun 2018
“Cool Find! ”
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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217 N High St, Blackstone, VA 23824-1419
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Reviewed August 29, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed August 17, 2017

Im so very happy that Blackstone has attractions like this. I enjoyed it very much. It was larger than I had expected it to be.

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed September 14, 2016

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.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank HillaryP86
Reviewed November 11, 2015

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

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank Frank T
Reviewed August 24, 2015

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

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Kim P
Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

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.

Thank bread-enda
Reviewed December 31, 2014

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

Date of experience: December 2014
Thank Pat R
Reviewed October 25, 2014

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

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank Kathy L
Reviewed January 30, 2014

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

Date of experience: May 2013
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