The Mansion at Fort Chiswell is tucked away in the rolling hills at the foot of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.
Located at the crossroads of the Virginias, North Carolina, and Tennessee (I-81 and I-77 intersect) this 10,000 sq. ft., brick colonial Mansion was built in 1839 by Stephen and Joseph Cloyd McGavock.
The mansion is located just a short distance from another historical place, the McGavock Family Cemetery, which is the final resting place of the revolutionary veteran James McGavock, Sr, grandfather to Stephen and Joseph.
The Mission of The Mansion at Fort Chiswell is to share its rich history, promote local and regional tourism, support educational programs, and contribute to the growth and prosperity of local and regional artists.
At the crossroads of the Virginias, North Carolina, and Tennessee The Mansion will open its doors to the public to share the area’s history.
Through sharing the history and providing another venue for events The Mansion will promote local and regional tourism.
Educational programs will be supported through history and the use of The Mansion to conduct an array of educational opportunities.
Growth and prosperity of local and regional artists will be realized through creating a community network that showcases the products and services of the artists and use of those products and services at The Mansion.
Living and fulfilling this commitment will make a difference in the lives of those who enjoy the rich history of the area, visit and return to the region, participate in educational opportunities, and support the local and regional artists.