Great Lakes to Florida Museum
The Great Lakes to Florida Highway Museum, the newest addition to the Willow Brook Jackson/Umberger Homestead Museum Interpretative Site and the third museum for the Town of Wytheville Museums, is now open. The new museum, located adjacent to the E. Lee Trinkle Regional Visitors Center at 975 Tazewell Street, Wytheville, offers visitors a chance to return to the days when the Great Lakes to Florida Highway (Route 21) was the main route from Ohio to Florida. Memorabilia from the former gas station (built in 1926) is on display as well as restored gas pumps from that era. Entrance and parking for the new museum is at the Visitor’s Center.