Marion County Museum

Fairmont, WV

The Marion County Historical Society & Museum hosts a collection of amazing and diverse artifacts from past centuries. The museum and the society provide a connection to the events, times, fashions and culture of days past; everyone, regardless of age, can appreciate the fascinating history waiting here that can be explored time and time again.

This unique museum was the former sheriffs home from 1912 until 1986 and was an unique structure as the sheriff could go from his home to his office, to the jail and to the Court House, without ever stepping outside. All three of these buildings are on the National Register of Historic Sites. Artifacts date back to the 1700s. The entry has a coffin door and there are double mantles in the living room and dining room. The tours are free.

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