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Thank you for visiting Historic Martin's Station, Living History at it's Best!

"What they dreamed, we live, and what they lived, we dream!" - T.K. Whipple

Welcome to Historic Martin's Station

Historic Martin's Station is an outdoor living history museum at Wilderness Road State Park featuring the most authentically re-constructed frontier fort in America. Virginia's frontier comes alive with costumed interpreters providing demonstrations depicting life in colonial America. And as you leave this small frontier settlement, you may find yourself looking back one last time, and you will soon realize that not only have you touched history, history has touched you! 

Upcoming Programs and Events

July 11-12: Threat from the Ohio

View a Shawnee warrior's perspective on the western theater during the Revolutionary War. Special program presentations, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., at the native camp near Martin Station.

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July 11: Alarm at Martin's Station

Attack is imminent. Prepare yourself for a night of danger as a hostile war party approaches Martin's Station. Will you stand with Captain Martin in defending hearth and home? Sepcial evening program begins at 8:30 p.m.

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Aug 8: Split and Hued

The log cabin was the shelter of choice throughout the colonies. Almost every man acquired the skill to use wedges, gluts, and a broad axe for survival. Join Bill Maddox and the folks at Martin's Station as they demonstrate the tools and techniques used in the construction of a frontier cabin. Special program presentations at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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"All America lies at the end of the wilderness road, and our past is not a dead past, but still lives in us. Our forefathers had civilization inside themselves, the wild outside. We live in the civilization they created, but within us the wilderness still lingers. What they dreamed, we live, and what they lived, we dream." - T.K. Whipple

"And no man knew better how to make the best of a crisis, nor could any carry the most awful terror in one hand and the olive branch in the other, more successfully than he could. Few men better understood the secret spring of the human heart." - Wm Martin

"Martin's Fort was on Martin's Creek. The fort was located on the north side of the creek. There were some five or six cabins; these built some 20 feet apart with strong stockades between. In these stockades there were port holes. The station contained about half an acre of ground. The shape was a parallelogram. There were two fine springs near the station on its north side." - John Redd