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AP Carter Museum

A.P. Carter's old general store has been converted into a museum that houses the collections of A.P. Carter, his wife Sara and her cousin Maybelle, who as The Carter Family, were the pioneers of what was to become country music. Artifacts include photos, books, and musical instruments, show clothes, 78rpm recordings and many other memorabilia, such as items donated by family members June and Johnny Cash.

Located next door to the museum, is the old log cabin where A.P. was born. Recently restored, it showcases life in southwest Virginia during the early 1900's and includes many family antiques and collectibles.

Permanent Collection

Books,show clothes, photographs and music.


All on exhibit in Carter Museum.



Opening hours

Opens: 6:00 PM
Closes: 9:00 PM

Getting there

Heart of Appalachia, Scott County

Museum internal and external photos (1)

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