The tiny, historic town of Bramwell sits on a peninsula of the Bluestone River and is rich with coal baron history. The town, which is home to beautifully well-preserved Victorian- and Tudor-style mansions, was once the home to the most millionaires per capita of any town in the country. The historic homes are open for public tours during the Spring and Christmas with historic interpreters regaling listeners with stories of early pioneer and their families. Local old-fashioned ice cream parlor The Corner Shop Diner even serves up “millionaire” burgers along with shakes, floats, sundaes, splits and more from the antique soda fountain.
Bramwell, deep in the heart of the mountains, is also an “ATV-friendly town” and home to the Pocahontas trailhead for the Hatfield-McCoy Trail System, one of the largest ATV trails in the world. And Pinnacle Rock State Park, with its 3,100-foot sandstone formation, is the perfect spot for fishing, hiking and nearby horseback riding. Between the history, tasty mountain flavor, outdoor adventure and friendly people, Bramwell is sure to provide a rich experience full of memories.
- The Hatfield-McCoy ATV & UTV Trails is one of the largest off-road systems of trails on the East Coast and covers hundreds of miles.
- Pinnacle Rock State Park is known for the 3,100-foot sandstone formation that gives the park its name.
- Featuring a real, gooseneck soda fountain, The Corner Shop serves up old-school ice cream treats and massive “millionaire” burgers.
- The Bramwell Depot – Coal Heritage Trail Interpretive Center is a replica of the railroad depot that served the town.
- Many historic millionaire homes line the brick-paved streets: Thomas House, Hewitt House, Pack House, Perry House, Historic Bank of Bramwell, H.V. McNeer House, Mann House, Jairus Collins Home, and Goodwill House.
- Tour lavish millionaire homes during the Bramwell Spring & Christmas Home Tours that will whisk you away to the early 1900s.