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Barbour County Historical Museum
Housed in an old
railroad depot, the museum has on exhibit the
Philippi Mummies along with many artifacts, Civil War
memorabilia, historical documents and photos from the Barbour
County area. Location is 200 N. Main Street in Philippi,
Belle Boyd House Museum
Operated by the
Berkeley County Historical Society, the historic childhood home
of Belle Boyd (famed Confederate spy) has ten rooms of displays.
Built in 1853, the red brick house is located at 126 E. Race
Street in Martinsburg, WV.
General Adam Stephen House
Adam Stephen (a
Revolutionary War General and founder of Martinsburg) was the
original owner of this historic home which today houses the
historical museum. Built ca 1774-1789, the museum features
historical artifacts and items related to the history of
Martinsburg. Located at 309 E. John Street in Martinsburg,
Triple Brick Museum
Built ca 1874 by
Philip Showers and known as Tribble House, the historic
apartment building is today used as a local history museum.
Located at 313 E. John Street, next to the Adam Stephen House in
Brooke County Museum
Housed in the 1794
Miller's Tavern, the museum is focused on the history of Brooke
County from 1797 to present day. Located next to old
Wellsburg Wharf at 600 Main Street in Wellsburg, WV.
Jenkins Plantation Museum
plantation home was built in 1835 by Captain William Jenkins and
was home to the Confederate Brigadier
General Albert Gallatin Jenkins. It is currently being
restored and in the future it will become a living history
plantation. Located 15 miles north of Huntington at 8814
Ohio River Road in Lesage, WV.
Museum of Radio and Technology, The
Considered to be he largest radio museum in the
United States, The Museum of Radio and Technology displays about
two hundred radios of the 1920s and 1930s along with several
hundred more from the 1940s to 1960s. Some of the more
unusual exhibits include:
a radio used by
William Wrigley (of chewing gum fame) at one of his summer
homes. Mr. Wrigley's radio cost a whopping $895 in
a dress made and
worn by country music legend Molly O'Day.
a TV camera that
was one of two used by RCA at the 1939 World's Fair.
3 radios made in
Huntington, WV - two Serenados and a Just-Rite.
phonographs made in Charleston, WV.
the TV camera
that turned Arch Moore "green" during his gubernatorial
debate with Jay Rockefeller.
A rare and
beautiful ca1893 Polyphon music box.
a display of
artwork done here by students when this building was a
The Museum of Radio
and Technology is located at 1640 Florence Avenue in Huntington,
A collection of Ansted history. Located at
110 E. Main Street in Ansted, WV.
Housed in one of
the oldest churches on the Midland Trail. Located on Rt.
60 in Ansted, WV.
Babcock State Park
Trails Map] [Photos]
state park features the Glade Creek Grist Mill. The
picturesque mill is a fully operable recreation of a grist mill
which once stood on Glade Creek. Known then as Cooper's
Mill, it actually stood on the present location of the Babcock
State Park's administration building parking lot. The mill
was built using parts from three different mills which once were
located in WV. The largest part of it came from the Stoney
Creek Grist Mill in Pocahonta County. Other parts came
from Spring Run Grist Mill in Grant County and the Onego Grist
Mill in Pendleton County. The mill serves as a living
monument to over 500 grist mills which once dotted the
countryside in West Virginia.
Location and Directions.
Originally a 4-H
camp for the African American youngsters of West Virginia, the
centerpiece of the Camp is an enormous log lodge known as Great
Chestnut Lodge. Today it serves as a mountain arts
cultural center and a general camp for various groups.
Located near Babcock State Park
in Clifftop, WV.
Fayette County Historical Society and Museum
Housed inside the
pre-Civil War home known as "Contentment", the museum is
maintained by the Fayette County Historical Society who is
dedicated to the preservation and exhibit of Fayette County
history. Included in the museum tour is a historic school
house on the grounds. Located at Rt. 60 Main Street in
Fayette County Law Enforcement Museum
appointment. Call 304-574-1500. Located at Maple
Avenue & Court Street in Fayetteville, WV.
in 1890, this elaborate mansion was designed as a home to the
president of the Gauley Mountain Coal Company. Featuring
over 15 rooms, the house has a vast amount of beautiful solid
wood inside. The beautiful home with wrap around porches,
is privately owned and has been restored. Contact for a
historical tour or to schedule a special event.
304-658-3335. Located at 20 Page Street in Ansted, WV.
Whipple Company Store & Appalachian Heritage Museum
Company Store History] [Photos]
Focused on the
cultural heritage of coal miners and their families in West
Virginia the 1890 Coal Camp Company Store is a historical
building where visitors can learn about the history of the WV
coal miner and his life. Guided tours are offered.
Visitors will hear stories, legends and lore which will make the
life of the West Virginia coal miner come to life. Located
at 7485 Okey L. Patterson Road in Scarbro, WV.
Fort Mulligan at Petersburg
Constructed in 1863
by Federal troops during the Civil War, what remains of this
impressive fort today is the earthworks. A walking tour is
laid out in their brochure and is worth the visit for the
breathtaking views alone. Located off U.S. Highway 220 at
the south end of Petersburg, WV.
General Lewis Inn and Restaurant
Situated on the site of an 1862 Civil War battle,
the Inn offers getaway rooms and fine dining. The inn was
created from the old 1834 Withrow House in 1929. Location
is 301 E. Washington Street in Lewisburg, WV.
The Greenbrier resort has been welcoming visitors
since 1778 and is home to the Presidents Cottage Museum (host to
26 United States presidents) is housed in a historic building
overlooking the Springhouse at the Greenbrier. Located at
300 W. Main St. in White Sulphur Springs, WV.
North House Museum
Constructed in 1820, the museum features 200
years of history in the United States. Location is 301
West Washington Street in Lewisburg, WV.
Capon Bridge Museum
Located just west
of the Capon Bridge Library on Route 50 in the old dentist
office of Dr. Gardner, the museum features artifacts and
exhibits related to the early history of the Cacapon Valley of
Fort Edwards Foundation of Capon Bridge [History]
Archaeological digs are being performed at the site of Fort
Edwards and the Visitors Center offers visitors some insight
into the history of the fort and it's role in the
French and Indian War. A new museum will is in the
works for this site. Located on Coldstream Road in Capon
Area Museum and Cultural Center
Preserving the history and culture of the
Weirton, West Virginia area for future generations, the museum
holds items and artifacts related to the Weirton Steel
Corporation and the town of Weirton and surrounding area.
Located at 3149 Main street in Weirton, WV.
Historic Sites in Hardy County at Wickipedia
Lost River State Park
A lovely and historic park situated in the
wooded mountains of Hardy County, WV.
321 Park Drive in
Lost River Craft Cooperative and Museum
artifacts and exhibits of early history of the Lost River
Valley, the museum also offers demonstrations from local
artisans and their artwork may be purchased. Located on
Highway 259 in Lost River, WV.
Grand Theatre and Museum
The former 1927 movie
house has been renovated and today is a theater used for
community theater productions. The theater holds a large
amount of antiques which are on display throughout the theater's
lobby and showroom. The theater is also available for
rental for special events. Located at 121 North main
Street in Moorefield, WV.
Clarksburg Historical Walking Tour (PDF File)
Built ca 1807 by Jacob Stealey, a local
tanner, the house today is a museum operated by the Harrison
County Historical Society. Located at 121 W. Main Street
in Clarksburg, WV.
Levi Shinn Log House [History]
1778, the log house is operated by the Shinnston Historical
Association as a living history museum and tours are offered on
Wednesdays. Located in Shinnston, WV.
Watters Smith Memorial State Park and Living History Museum
Washington's Western Lands Museum on Facebook
Housed inside Lockhouse #22 in the Power House of
the Army Corps of Engineers Ohio River Locks and Dam, the museum
features exhibits and historical artifacts related to the
history of Ravenswood. Also on the grounds, visitors will
find the 1870 Sayre Log House which is filled with period
furnishings. The museum is located in Lockhouse 22 at
Riverfront Park in Ravenswood, WV.
John Brown Fort at Harpers Ferry National Historic Park
Entler Hotel Restoration [History
Built in 1786, the three story brick building is
now a museum located on the corner of German and Princess
Streets in Shepherdstown, WV.
George Tyler Moore Civil War Center
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park
& Culture] [Photos]
Step into the past
of historic Harpers Ferry. Visitors will enjoy tours of
the historic buildings along with living history presentations.
Begin your visit at the Visitors Center located at 171 Shoreline
Drive in Harpers Ferry, WV.
Historic Shepherdstown Museum
Dedicated to the
preservation of Jefferson County and Shepherdstown history, the
museum features furnished Victorian rooms and displays of local
and American Indian artifacts. Located in the historic
Entler Hotel in downtown Shepherdstown, WV.
features many historic artifacts related to the local history of
Charles Town and the surrounding area. Collections include
Civil War relics, uniforms, photographs, antiques, historical
documents and other items. Located at 200 E. Washington
Street in Charles Town, WV.
Mecklenburg Tobacco Warehouse [Riverfront
Craik-Patton House on Facebook
Built in 1834 by
Reverend James Craik, the Elm Grove house sits on the banks of
the Kanawha River. The house was later owned by Colonel
George Smith Patton, the grandfather to the famed WWII General
Patton. Today, visitors may tour the house and grounds and
hear about the history of its early inhabitants. Located
adjacent to Daniel Boone Roadside Park in Charleston, WV.
Gorby's Vintage Instrument Museum
A collection of
early musical instruments. Located at 214 Seventh Avenue
in South Charleston, WV.
South Charleston Museum
Housed inside the
historic LaBelle Theatre along with the South Charleston
Convention and Visitors Bureau, the museum features historical
artifacts, documents, early photographs and items related to the
cultural heritage of South Charleston and the Kanawha Valley.
Located at 311 D Street in South Charleston, WV.
West Virginia State Museum
at the Culture Center [Historic
Focused on every
aspect of West Virginia history, culture, art, paleontology,
archaeology and geology from all geographic regions -
representing the people, land and industries. The
collection held at the West Virginia State Museum began with the
West Virginia Historical and Antiquarian Society which was
organized in the Senate Chamber of the State House in Charleston
in 1890. The museum collection has been preserved and
moved numerous times. Today it is featured in the West
Virginia Science and Culture Center. Located at 1900
Kanawha Boulevard East in Charleston, WV.
West Virginia Museum of American Glass
heritage of glassware in America, the museum offers thousands of
glass examples to be viewed. Located at 230 Main Avenue in
downtown Weston, WV.
Chief Logan State Park
in the Park]
The 4000 acre park
features campgrounds, hiking trails, the Liz Spurlock
Amphitheater and Museum in the Park. The museum features
exhibits and historical artifacts related to local history and
coal mining. Exhibits include 2 films about the 1972
Buffalo Creek Flood. Located at 376 Little Buffalo Creek Road in
Hatfield & McCoy Convention & Visitors Bureau
High Gate Carriage House
High Gate Carriage
House is a historical mansion completed in 1912 and named for
it's beautiful iron gates and fences which surround it.
The house is being restored. Located in Fairmont, WV.
Prickett's Fort State Park [History]
in 1774, the Fort has been reconstructed and provides a living
history museum taking visitors back in time to experience
survival on the dangerous frontier of the late 1700s. Also
on the grounds is the 1859 Job Prickett House. Located in
Palatine, West Virginia.
West Virginia Folk Life Center
The museum is
focused on the preservation of the cultural heritage of the
region's festivals, performances and publications. Located
at Fairmont State University, 1201 Locust Avenue, Fairmont, WV.
Fostoria Glass Museum at the Anna B. Smith House
Housed inside the
historical Anna B. Smith house, the Fostoria Glass Society of
America features a museum dedicated to the history of the
Fostoria Glass Company. Located in Moundsville, WV.
Point Pleasant River Museum
Point Pleasant Video]
Housed inside thee "Old Nease Building", the
museum features artifacts, displays, and demonstrations
related to river life and commercial enterprise on the Ohio
and Kanawha Rivers. Included at the museum are a working
pilot house and research library. Visitors will learn
about river industry, river disasters, great floods and
river transportation. Located at 28 Main Street in
Point Pleasant, WV.
Virginia State Farm Living History Museum
This farm museum
complex is located just 4 miles north of Point Pleasant, WV off
of 62N. The early pioneer farm life and heritage of West
Virginia re being preserved in this 50 acre farm which becomes a
living history museum on festival weekends.
History In Our
Visitors will learn
about the history of McDowell County and the coal industry which
figured so prominently in the county's history. Located at
8 Wyoming Street in Welch, WV.
Eastern Regional Coal Archives
Materials in the Archive]
The ERCA is open
by appointment only for those who are interested in serious
research about the coal industry. Located on the second
floor of the Craft Memorial Library at 600 Commerce Street in
The McNutt House
house was built in 1840 and was purchased by Dr. Robert B.
McNutt in 1847 for $200. It is the only remaining
pre-Civil War home in Princeton as the town was burned during
the Civil War. Docent guided tours are offered.
Located at 1522 North Walker Street in Princeton, WV.
Princeton Railroad Museum
The museum is
housed inside a replica of the 1909 Princeton Virginian Railway
Station. Visitors will learn about the railroading history
through exhibits and railroad artifacts. Featured, is a
collection of over 100 railroad lanterns. Located at 99
Mercer Street in Princeton, WV.
Historic Sites in Mineral County [History
Nancy Hanks Birthplace and Memorial (mother of Abe
Morgantown History Museum
new museum is focused on the collection and preservation of
historical artifacts related to the history of Morgantown, WV
and the surrounding area. Visitors can learn about the
industrial history of Morgantown through exhibits about General
Woodworking Co., the Morgan Shirt Co., Morgantown Ordnance
Works, Seneca Glass Co. and Sterling Faucet Co. Many
artifacts and antiques are on display. A research library
is planned for the future. Located at 175 Kirk Street in
Royce J and Caroline B. Watts Museum
The primary focus
of this museum is on the history of the coal, oil and natural
gas industries in West Virginia but also includes related
information about surrounding states. They hold large
collections of mining artifacts, historical photographs and
mining documents. Located on the Evansdale Campus of WVU
in the Mineral Resources Building, Room 125.
Scott's Run Museum [Virtual
Monroe County Historical Society Museum
County History] [Genealogy]
The museum complex
includes two log houses, the Owen Neel house dating from early
days of pioneer settlement and the Clark-Wiseman house.
The buildings house many historical artifacts related to Monroe
County history. Located at 275 Main Street in Union, WV.
Rehoboth Methodist Church & Museum
The log Church was
built in 1785 and measured about 12 feet by 29 feet in what is
today West Virginia but at that time was Virginia. The
Rehoboth Methodist Church is the oldest surviving church
building in West Virginia. The historic Church building is
being protected under a wooden canopy located on 5 acres with an
accompanying museum. The historic
Old Rehoboth Cemetery surrounds the Church. The museum
features displays related to the history of Rehoboth and the
Methodist Church in West Virginia. Open seasonally and by
appointment. Located about 2 miles east of Union, WV.
Berkeley Springs Castle
Built by Colonel
Samuel Taylor Suite between 1885 and 1891, Berkeley Springs
Castle was built by about 100 German masons of hand cut silica
sandstone. Privately owned by Andrew Gosline, the castle
has been restored and holds period furnishings. The lovely
gardens have been restored as well and provide a beautiful
setting for weddings and events. Tours are no longer
offered. Located at 276 Cacapon Road in Berkley Springs,
Berkeley Springs State Park [History]
Bathing in the
natural warm mineral water which flow through Berkeley Springs
State Park has been popular since before the days of George
Washington. The Bathhouse has been renovated and is ready
for use. Located off of US 522 in Berkeley Springs, WV.
Museum of The Berkeley Springs
Housed inside the
Roman Bath House, the museum features information about the
springs, Native American artifacts, historic bathing wear, and
other items related to the history of the area. Located
inside the 1815 Roman Bath House on the second floor in Berkeley
Springs State Park.
Carnifex Ferry State Park
Site of the Civil
War Battle of Carnifex Ferry, the park offers the Patterson
House Museum and at special times, live Civil War re-enactments.
Located on Carnifex Ferry Road off WV129 just south of Kesslers
Independence Hall National Historic Landmark
Known as the
"Birthplace of West Virginia", the Wheeling Custom House was
built in 1859. The new state of West Virginia was formed
in the third floor courtroom. Today, the building houses
exhibits related to West Virginia statehood. West Virginia
Independence Hall is located at 1528 Market Street in Wheeling,
Street Toy & Train Museum
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of toys and trains from every generation, the Toy and Train
Museum houses a scale model of downtown Wheeling and the Ohio
Valley room where visitors can learn about the heritage of the
Ohio Valley. Housed inside a restored historic schoolhouse
built in 1905, the museum is located at 144 Kruger Street in
Oglebay Institute on Facebook
was formed in 1930 to provide cultural education and
recreational programming in the new Oglebay Park. Today,
the institute features the Mansion
Museum, Glass Museum, the Stifel Fine Arts Center, and Towngate
Theatre and Cinema and educational programs. The Victorian
Mansion Museum features period antiques and the history of
Wheeling from Pioneer times through the Victorian era. The
Glass Museum features over 3000 exhibits of Wheeling glass and
china made from 1820-1939. The largest piece of cut lead
glass in the world is on display - The Sweeney Punch Bowl.
Visitors may enjoy glassblowing demonstrations. Located at
1330 National Road in Wheeling, WV.
Wheeling National Heritage Area
history of the Wheeling historic area along the Ohio River where
visitors will find Victorian architecture, a waterfront park,
historical city markets, shops, interpretive exhibits and
Independence Hall where the state of West Virginia was born.
Located in Wheeling, WV.
Car and Carriage Caravan Museum
The museum features authentically restored cars,
carriages, coaches and costumes dated from 1725 to 1941.
The museum is included with admission to the
Luray Caverns were
discovered in 1878. Visitors today can view the inside of
the caverns from lighted, paved walkways lead by tour guides.
Located at 101 Cave Hill Road in Luray, VA.
Luray Valley Museum
The museum features
several historical and reconstructed buildings on seven acres to
be representative of a small 19th century farming community.
Many of the artifacts are on display in the Stonyman log
building where visitors will find historical documents, displays
and exhibits chronicling the area from Native peoples to life in
the 1920s. Located at 970 US Hwy 211 W in Luray, VA.
County Historical Society Museum and Research Center
features historic artifacts and antiques related to the history
of Patrick County, Virginia. A small research library is
also available and holds family histories, vital records and
other documents and books to aid those researching their family
history. Housed inside the Patrick County branch of the
Virginia Library at 116 W. Blue Ridge Street in Stuart, VA.
Virginia Motorsports Museum and Hall of Fame
Visitors will view
motor vehicles such as Anthony Terry's 1935 Ford, Danny Glad's
Dodge and one of the Wood Brother's 21 cars. Located at
212 Wood Brothers Drive in Stuart, VA.
Pleasants County Museum
The Pleasants County Museum holds historic
documents and photos related to the history of Pleasants County.
Open by appointment only. Located at 605 Cherry Street in
Saint Marys, WV.
Cass Historical Museum (Need new link)
artifacts and tools, sawmill equipment, Civil War artifacts,
photographs and other historical items related to the history of
Cass, West Virginia. Located inside Cass Scenic Railroad
Sate Park in Cass, WV.
Cass Scenic Railroad State Park [History
Ride the scenic
train which is driven by the steam locomotives of the past.
Originally used in 1901 to haul lumber to the mill in Cass, WV,
these are Shay locomotives and many of the passenger cars are
fashioned from old logging flat cars. Visitors will enjoy
beautiful scenery and learn about the rich heritage of this
area. Located in Cass, WV.
Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park [Museum]
A Civil War battle
site, today it is a park which was built by the CCC and features
a small Civil War museum. Located in the southern Portion
of Pocahontas County.
Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Museum (Stulting House)
History of the Stulting House] [Biography
of Pearl S. Buck]
This lovely house was
built by the Stulting family from Holland and is the birthplace
of Pearl Comfort Sydenstricker, later known as Pearl S. Buck.
Visitors will be led on guided tours through period rooms with
original furniture and memorabilia of Pearl S. Buck as well as
WV crafts. The Sydenstricker House (birthplace of Pearl
Buck's father) has been dismantled and moved to the grounds.
It is currently being used as a cultural center and
Sydenstricker Museum where visitors will learn about early farm
life of the area. Located in Hillsboro, WV.
Americana Museum at Terra Alta (Museum
contents were auctioned off and museum closed.)
Exhibits include an old doctor's office,
carriage house, country store, a blacksmith shop and historic
artifacts related to the history of Terra Alta, WV.
401 Aurora Avenue
in Terra Alta, WV.
Aurora Area History Center
A full sized
replica of an 1850s General Store and exhibits related to the
history of the Union District of Preston County, WV.
Located on U.S. Route 50 in Aurora, WV.
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Containing many historical artifacts collected by
Mr. L. S. Buckalew including Indian arrowheads, military items,
and more, the museum is housed inside the courthouse located at
Preston County Commission in Kingwood, WV.
Cathedral State Park
Hemlock trees over
90 feet tall are found in this ancient hemlock forest covering
over 130 acres. Location is on U.S. Route 50 near Aurora,
History House Museum
Operated by the
Preston County Historical Society and housed in the former 1892
Terra Alta Bank, the museum features railroad artifacts, old
photos, maps, firearms, Indian artifacts, Civil War memorabilia
and other items of historical interest for the Terra Alta area.
Located at 109 E. Washington Street in Terra Alta, WV.
New Deal Homestead Museum
The project was
created for coal miners and industrial workers by Eleanor
Roosevelt in 1934, giving them a chance for a new life.
The museum offers tours with costumed guides of the forge,
service station, administration building and the E-15 homestead
giving insight into this depression era project. Located
off of Route 92 in Arthurdale, WV.
Hurricane's railroad history is related through
historical artifacts and railroad memorabilia in the restored
Caboose Museum. Located in Hurricane, WV.
Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine
Visitors will find
the restored Rahall Company Store, a visitor center, the coal
museum and an underground mine tour. Other historical
buildings on the premises are the coal company house, Pemberton
Coal Camp Church and the Helen Coal Camp School. Lean what
it was like to live in a coal mining camp in the days of
yesteryear. Located at 513 Ewart Avenue in Beckley, WV.
Wildwood House Museum
This structure was
originally a double log house built in 1836. Named
Wildwood, it was home to the founder of Beckley, General Alfred
Beckley. Over the years it has been added to and even
clapboarded over. It has been restored and is filled with
period antiques, many original to the Beckley family.
Pre-arranged tours are available. Contact Sandi Parker
304-252-3730. Located at 121 Laurel Terrace in Beckley,
Augusta Heritage Center
Focused on the
folklife and folkways of West Virginia. Located at Davis &
Elkins College at Hermanson Campus Center, 100 Campus Drive in
First log cabin of Swiss settlers in Randolph
Located in Randolph County Historic Square.
Lemuel Chenoweth Museum
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Built in 1856, the
house has seen Civil War history. Today, it features a
museum filled with Indian and Civil War artifacts along with
information about the construction of the 1847 Beverly covered
bridge built by Lemuel Chenoweth, a master carpenter.
Located at the corner of Water and Bridge Street on Rich
Mountain Road in Beverly, WV.
The Old Mill
A historic water
powered mill built ca 1877 is today a working mill museum.
Located on Route 32 in Harman, WV.
Randolph County Museum
Housed inside the
1828 Blackman-Bosworth Store building, the Randolph County
Museum is operated by the Randolph County Historical Society and
features collections of pioneer artifacts, Civil War relics and
other items related to the early history of Randolph County,
West Virginia. Located at Court and Main Street in
Rich Mountain Battlefield Foundation Visitors Center
The Visitors Center
is housed in the historic Bushrod Crawford building (used as
McClellan's Headquarters during the Civil War). Visitors
will learn about the Battle of Rich Mountain, the
Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike Byway and historic sites in
Beverly, West Virginia. Located at 4 Court Street in
Old Stone House Museum
Built ca 1810, the Old Stone House is the oldest
landmark in Ritchie County. Originally used as an
"Ordinary" for travelers on the Old State Road, it was later
used as an Inn for the state coach line to Marietta. The
Inn changed hands and was enlarged through the years. In
1977, the Ritchie County Historical Society converted it into a
museum and it holds historic artifacts and memorabilia from the
history of the people of Ritchie County. Located at 310
West Myles Avenue in Pennsboro, WV.
Pennsboro B & O Depot
The original part
of the depot was built in 1883 and the B & O Depot was an
integral part of Pennsboro. Closing in 1974, it stood
empty until 1990. The Ritchie County Historical Society
saved the depot and today, it holds railroad artifacts and
photos along with other railroad memorabilia. Located at
104 Collins Avenue in Pennsboro, WV.
Civil War Park
The park is located on the historic site of the
Spencer which is part of the Blue and Gray Trail.
Located on U.S. 33 in Spencer, WV.
feautres a park and community building available for rental for
special events and reunions. A Heritage Museum housed in a
restored train depot and a one-room schoolhouse are open during
special events and festivals. Located in downtown Spencer
at 116 Court Street in Spencer, WV.
Anna Jarvis Birthplace
This wooden home
was built in 1854 by Granville Jarvis. It is the
birthplace of Anna Jarvis (founder of Mother's Day). The house
was also used during the Civil War by General George B.
McClellan as his headquarters. The home has been restored by
Thunder on the Tygart Foundation, Inc. Located four miles south of Grafton, WV
on U.S. Route 119/250.
International Mother's Day Shrine
Tyler County Heritage & Historical Society
Housed in the 1908
Tyler County High School building (first county high school in
West Virginia), the museum offers 16 rooms of historic artifacts
and items related to the history of Tyler County, WV.
Researchers will find a Genealogy Department and an Alumni Room
full of historical items from the history of the school.
Located on Dodd Street in Middlebourne, WV.
Fiddlers Mill is a fully operational gristmill,
first used in 1821. Located in Rock Cave, WV.
The 1858 historic house is located on Madison
Street in Buckhannon, WV.
Upshur County History Center
Housed inside an
1856 historical structure, it is the oldest remaining building
on Main Street in Buckhannon, Virginia. The building saw
the horror of the Civil War and was used by the Union as a food
commissary. Today, the building is operated by the Upshur
County Historical Society and houses exhibits related to the
history of Upshur County. Located at 81 West Main Street
in Buckhannon, VA.
Ceredo Historical Society and Ceredo-Kenova Railroad Museum
Operated by the
Ceredo Historical Society, the museum is located on Main Street
in the space where the old water house once stood. The
museum holds artifacts and early pioneer items related to the
history of the Ceredo area along with Railroad memorabilia and a
research room with books and publications dealing with the
history of Ceredo, the state and our Nation. Located at
501 Main Street in Ceredo, WV.
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The pre-Civil War
mansion features original furnishings and historic artifacts.
Available for tours daily. Located at 517 River Road in
Era One Room School House
An 1884 restored one
room school is furnished with period furnishings and artifacts.
Located in Mineral Wells, WV.
Oil and Gas Museum
Focused on the
history of the oil and gas industry in West Virginia and Ohio.
Located at 119 Third Street in Parkersburg, WV.
Wyoming County Historical Museum
Devoted to the preservation, collection, and
interpretation of the historic and prehistoric cultural heritage
of the Wyoming County region, the museum is newly opened and
features many historic artifacts related to the local history of
Wyoming County. Collections includes Civil War items, World War
I and II uniforms, photographs, antiques, historical documents
and other items. Located at the corner of Cook Parkway and
Logan Street in Oceana, WV.
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West Virginia Census Records