Schuyler, Virginia: Boyhood Home of the Real John-Boy Walton

For those who still remember the TV series. Schuyler is the home town of the guy who wrote the Walton's books (and narrated the shows). His name was Earl, not John-Boy.

Walton's Mountain Museum

Address:
6484 Rockfish River Rd, Schuyler, VA
Directions:
Walton's Mountain Museum. Downtown, just west of the intersection of Rockfish River Rd and Schuyler Rd.
Hours:
M-F 9-5 (Call to verify)
Phone:
434-831-2000
Admission:
Adults $8.00
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Real home of the Waltons. Waltons Home

This is the actual home of the real life John-Boy Walton. Earl Hamner was the creator of The Waltons TV show and his boyhood home (that he shared with 10 brothers and sisters) has been saved from destruction and turned into a Virgina Historical Landmark.

The home is open to the public; you simply go to the store in front of the home to get tickets. The store is where Earl would often retreat to get away from the family and write (in the Walton's TV show, this is depicted as a shed on the side of the house). You are able to walk the 100 feet from the home and visit Ike Godsey's general store. The original burned down in the 1980s and this store was built in its place.

Across from the store is Walton's Mountain Museum. The museum features many items from the show and has recreations of the sets.

[Frank Noti, 08/13/2014]
John-Boy Walton's Home

Situated on "Walton's Mountain," in Schuyler, a museum honors the timeless television series "The Waltons". Shuyler (population 86), is the boyhood (unincorporated) town of Earl Hamner, author and narrator of "The Waltons." The town consists of all the places that made The Waltons so special. . . including Ike Godsey's Country Store . . . and the boyhood home of Mr. Hamner. . . where the Waltons were so fervently inspired. Walton's Mountain Elementary school is the home of the current Walton's Museum. A place for bargain hunters indeed, at the museum. . for only $7 ($4 if you're actually old enough to have known Earl Hamner in his youth). . . one can enjoy a wall full of inexpensively framed memorabilia. . .consisting of pictures of the entire Walton's cast, and a few frames of film from the series. And for another 25 cents you can buy a postcard, walk to the Schuyler post office, and have it stamped with a Schuyler postmark!

[Dan Rhudy, 05/23/1999]

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