Replica of cabin where
Patrick Henry's sister lived and other historic
Explore the scenic beauty of the valley,
surrounding hills and mountains.
See two steam locomotives.
Historic Civil War Battle Sites
Saltville was extremely important to the Confederacy during the
Civil War. The Union wanted to destroy Saltville because
it was the primary source of salt for the South.
At that time salt was the primary method of preserving
Two Civil War battles were fought in Saltville -- the
first was fought on October 2, 1864 and resulted in the
defeat a Union army of 5,200 men. The second
battle on December 20, 1864, resulted in the capture of
Saltville and it's saltworks by
the Union army. Click
here to learn more.