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Glencoe Museum

Welcome to Glencoe!

Explore the rich heritage of Radford and the New River Valley in this 19th-century Victorian building situated on the banks of the New River.

Glencoe History (view more)…

In 1863, Confederate Colonel Gabriel Colvin Wharton (1824-1906, left) met and married Anne Rebecca Radford (1843-1890), the daughter of Dr. John Blair Radford, for whom the City of Radford is named. Six years later, with the Civil War over, the young Wharton family was deeded 554 acres by Dr. Radford. As the third wealthiest landowner in the area, General Wharton set about to build Glencoe as his family’s new stately home on the banks of the New River.

Arnheim – the Home of Radford (view more)

High above the New River stands Arnheim, “the eagle’s nest”, and home of Dr. John Blair Radford, the namesake of the City of Radford, Virginia. The Radford Heritage Foundation plans to restore this antebellum plantation house, so closely associated with the history of the area. Read more about the history of the building and our restoration plans.