History is being reconstructed at Historic Martin's Station, with the restoration of an original 18th century era cabin.
Robinson Cabin restoration at Wilderness Road
The frontier cabin was donated by well respected Friends of Wilderness Road State Park member David Robinson, who was looking for a new home for the historic structure after purchasing land less than 10 miles from the park.
Park Manager Jonathan Tustin explained that Robinson became familiar with the park when the two met and became friends. Robinson offered the cabin to the park hoping to see it preserved. Tustin, along with maintenance ranger David Cope and interpretive program manager Billy Heck inspected the cabin to see if it could be moved to park.
When they peeled back the tar paper and tacked on additions, they were amazed to discover an excellent representation of the construction of cabins from the late 1700's. Heck noted that the notches on the corners of the cabin were dovetailed, indicative of an cabin constructed in the last quarter of the 18th century.