Rich Mountain Battlefield Civil War Site & Visitor Center

4 Court St., Beverly

Site of the July 1861 Civil War battle for control of the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike. This early union victory catapulted Gen. George McClellan to leadership of the union army and gave the north control of western Virginia leading it to eventual statehood. This site, five miles west of the town of Beverly, WV, features interpretive signs, walking/hiking tours and picnic area. The Beverly Heritage Center (located on Main St., Beverly) serves as the interpretive center for the site with "The 1st Campaign of the Civil War" exhibit and research facilities. Group and guided tours by appointment. The Battlefield is open year round from dawn to dusk. Visitor Center open is open daily in season and weekdays through the winter.