The Ralph Stanley Museum 


The Ralph Stanley Museum & Traditional Mountain Music Center provides a truly unique, interactive experience. Visitors can see and hear traditional American mountain music in its original setting - the beautiful mountains of southwestern Virginia. 

The museum opened its doors in 2004 with the mission of preserving and promoting traditional, Appalachian mountain and Bluegrass music, not only through its exhibits, but also through workshops, seminars and conventions. The Ralph Stanley Museum is one of The Crooked Road venues, which is a Virginia Heritage Music Trail celebrating the unique musical heritage of the region.

Even if you’ve already been touched by the music of Ralph Stanley, you haven’t fully experienced it until you’ve journeyed into the heart of Appalachia.


Museum exhibits highlight the career and musical influences of Ralph Stanley & the Stanley Brothers.


The Ralph Stanley Museum & Traditional Mountain Music Center is located in a century-old four-story home in Clintwood, Virginia. The street address is 249 Main Street, Clintwood, VA 24228.

Click here for a map and turn-by-turn directions.


A two-bedroom lodging suite is located on the third floor of the museum. It can be rented as a suite or by the bedroom and features a king-size bed in each room as well as a shared kitchen space and sitting area. No smoking or pets allowed.

Nightly rate: $105.00 per bedroom plus tax. 


Phone: (276) 926-8550 OR (276) 926-5591

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 456, Clintwood, VA 24228