About Us

WELCOME TO Walton's Mountain Museum

WALTON'S MOUNTAIN MUSEUM is located in the Piedmont Region foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Schuyler (Sky-ler), Virginia. Opened on October 16, 1992, this building was Schuyler's ca.1924 high & elementary school until 1955, grade school until 1991, and it is now our community center. "The Waltons" creator and John-Boy's alterego, Earl Hamner, grew up in the home across the street. WMM attracted as many as 90,000 guests in a year from all 50 states and 20 foreign countries! 

WALTON'S MOUNTAIN MUSEUM offers replicas of John-Boy's Bedroom, Ike Godsey's Store, "The Waltons" kitchen, "The Waltons" living room, and the new MILITARY MUSEUM annex. We have a 30-minute video featuring Earl Hamner and the stars of "The Waltons". We display hundreds of photographs and pieces of memorbilia. Visit our Recipe Machine, Exhibit, and Scripts rooms. (click on 'THE EXHIBITS' button above) Browse our souvenir shop that offers WALTON'S MOUNTAIN MUSEUM gifts, local crafts, books, DVDs and more. (Click on 'IKE GODSEY'S STORE AND GIFT SHOP') The 'LODGING' button above offers suggestions for local Bed & Breakfasts, hotels, cabins, RV Parks, campgrounds, and visitor's centers.






Appalachian Portrait 

There is something within us
that tells us all we will ever know about ourselves.
There is a destiny that tells us where we will be born, where we will live,
and where we will die. Some men are drawn to oceans, they cannot breathe
unless the air is scented with a salty mist. Others are drawn to land
that is flat, and the air is sullen and is leaden as August.
My people were drawn to mountains.

They came when the country was young
and they settled in the upland country of Virginia that is still misted
with a haze of blue which gives those mountains their name.
They endured and they prevailed; through flood and famine,
diphtheria and scarlet fever, through drought and forest fire,
whooping cough and loneliness, through Indian wars, a civil war, a world war,
and through the Great Depression they endured and they prevailed.
In my time, I have come to know them.

I have walked the land in the footsteps of my fathers.
Back in time to where the first one trod, and stopped, saw sky, felt wind,
bent to touch Mother Earth.....and called this "Home." This mountain.
This pine and hemlock, oak and poplar. Laurel, wild, and rhododendron.
Home and mountain. Father, mother. Grow, too the sons and daughters.
To walk the old paths. To look back in pride in honored heritage.
To hear its laughter and its song.
To grow, to stand and be themselves, one day remembered.

I have walked the land
in the footsteps of all my fathers.
I saw yesterday and now look to tomorrow."

~Earl Hamner



Get In Touch

Address:  6484 Rockfish River Rd, 
                 Schuyler, Virginia

Phone:    (434) 831-2000

Email:     waltonmt@cstone.net

Website: www.walton-mountain.org