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O. Winston Link Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Interesting narrative by a historical photographer.

You really get into the photography of this individual. Actually you learn about railroads and the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alvaro H
Huntersville, North Carolina
Excellent place to visit for the railfan!

Many pictures and historical items related to O.W.Link, friendly staff, great facility and across... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Utica, New York
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101 Shenandoah Ave, Roanoke, VA 24016
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You really get into the photography of this individual. Actually you learn about railroads and the history of Roanoke.

Thank Alvaro H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many pictures and historical items related to O.W.Link, friendly staff, great facility and across the street from the Hotel Roanoke.!

Thank 415ilsed
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband, a train enthusiast, had visited this museum and had recommended it so as I passed through Roanoke I stopped in. I'm glad I did. First of all, the older gentleman, who was working at the ticket counter/gift shop, personally knew Winston Link and...More

Thank viajero5
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

If you want to know Roanoke, you must visit the Link Museum. Once a railroad town, the images in this museum are core to Roanoke’s identity. The artistry in these images are also a metaphor for the period in which they were taken. Winston Link...More

Thank Joe S
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

Visually appealing museum. His pictures are rich and detailed and amazing. The stories behind his pictures are equally intriguing. Be sure to watch the video, it does a great job explaining his life. Also the Lewis Hine photos are captivating.

1  Thank Matt I
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Anyone can take a picture of a train, but O. Winston Link took the craft to another level. He was an artist with a camera. The museum chronicles his quest to photograph the end of steam railroading on the Norfolk and Western Railroad. The amazing...More

1  Thank Thomas G
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

The photography is World Class. If you like photography and one of the greatest photographers of all time the O Winston Link museum is a must see. A piece of American History that is exciting to see, a throwback to another generation! (Call or go...More

1  Thank Tee K
Reviewed August 4, 2018

Only $6 gets you into this retrospective on the photos of Winston Link, an avid amateur photographer in much of the 20th Century where he specialized in steam railroad engine photos and those who worked in the rail yards. Many of his pictures were set...More

1  Thank macman2
Reviewed July 15, 2018

One of only 2 museums in the USA dedicated to a photographer. The other is Ansell Adams. I came to Roanoke from the UK to visit the museum & was not disappointed. A master artist at work.Wonderful

2  Thank gliddonfamily
Reviewed July 11, 2018

a hidden gem of a museum, this was very interesting. We decided to visit since it was there and we were not disappointed. The history of Roanoke and the trains are well depicted. You can spend as much time as you would like. Nice for...More

Thank Jeffrey W
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From the website: Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 10am – 5pm Closed Sunday and Monday Admission Fees: Adults $6 Senior (60+)/Military/Students $5.50 Child 3-12 $5 Child up to 3 FREE Members FREE