Museums of Oglebay Institute

Oglebay Resort, Wheeling

Purchased by Colonel Earl W. Oglebay in 1900 as his summer retreat, the Mansion Museum features period antiques and depicts Wheeling's history from Pioneer times through the Victorian era.

The Glass Museum features 3,000 examples of Wheeling glass and china made from 1820-1939, including the famous Sweeney Punch Bowl, the largest piece of cut glass in the world. Glassblowing demonstrations and workshops are also a highlight of the museum.


This facility is included in "A Guide to Accessible Recreation in West Virginia."
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