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“A gem and must see in Abingdon”
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Star Museum
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Owner description: Jewel box museum featuring hundreds of celebrity estate artifacts in an historical setting. Star Museum's Weisfeld Collection spans from Rudolph Valentino to Whitney Huston; but is especially strong in its depiction of pop culture's golden age of the 1930's-50's. Giants like Elvis, Lucy, Gable & Leigh, Judy Garland, Gleason, Monroe, Crawford & Davis, et. al., are very well represented. Guided tours are available in any time frame, but generally run about 90 minutes. Hours are by appointment only; and adult admission is $20 each. No cards are accepted.
Reviewed 25 September 2012

We traveled to Abingdon recently and was looking for interesting things to do there. We heard the Barter theater was something that everyone does there and we did it to but we found the Star Museum on trip advisor. We reserved a tour time and was met by Robert Weisfield. We spent 2 hours 1/2 going through his wonderful collection of memorabalia that his time was focused on Monroe. Mr Weisfield made our vacation to Abingdon. His tour was filled with interesting facts, funny stories, and he made it worth the very low admission cost of $10. You will see one of a kind pieces here at the Star Museum my favorite being a Jackie Gleason jacket which to me was worth the $10 admission. When on vacation in Abingdon or just driving by make sure to check out the gem in Abingdon know as The Star Museum you wont be dissappointed because we were not.

Thank John C
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Reviewed 20 August 2012

The Star Museum is a wonderful Show Business Museum crammed with things that you never thought you would be able to see. We live here in Abingdon and try to take visitors and spread the word to everyone. It is truly an exciting experience! And Mr. Weisfeld knows all the stories and history about everything in the collection and will share them with you. Please go to see this. You will certainly not regret it!

1  Thank elliepAbingdonVa
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Reviewed 2 June 2012

Most visitors to historical Abingdon, VA go there with a purpose - and that is to stay at the Martha Washington Inn, see a play at the Barter Theatre, or ride bikes on the Virginia Creeper Trail.

There is now another "can't miss" attraction in this lovely little town - the Star Museum right in the middle of Abingdon's Historical District. In this museum, one takes a trip back in time in Hollywood's Golden Era with a very impressive collection of autographs and memorabilia which have been collected, recorded and displayed expertly by the owner and curator Robert Weisfeld.

Besides it being a feast for the eyes, the guided tour by Mr. Weisfeld is a treat in and of itself with his witty remarks and story telling.

The Star Museum in my opinion has become part of the complete package of the classic Abingdon experience!

Catherine

Mr. Weisfeld's

2  Thank FrancesLove
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Reviewed 1 June 2012

If you are ever in the quaint little town of Abingdon VA located in the southwestern corner near TN please be sure to stop in the STAR MUSEUM located on E. Main St across from the Courthouse. This small but powerful museum is loaded with memorabilia of Hollywood icons from past to present.
The owner, Robert Weisfeld has so much knowledge just bursting to get out and it's a sure bet he will entertain you.
Not to be missed.
Victoria

1  Thank guideaux
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