History & Heritage

From a former top-secret U.S. bunker to the home of John Brown’s famous raid, West Virginia’s history is rich and diverse. West Virginia was the only state to be born out of the Civil War and has since spent its years developing and promoting a culture that is filled with one-of-a-kind historical destinations you have to see to believe. Your version of history heaven awaits.

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4 Fun Things to do Inside This Week to Celebrate West Virginia

It can be hard to find new things to do after so many weeks staying at home. Here are four fun things to do inside this week that celebrate ...

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Scenic Drives through Almost Heaven

Sightsee from the comfort of your car with these six scenic drives through the mountains of West Virginia. Historic National Road (15.7 mile...

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10 must-see stops on your virtual family road trip

Discover West Virginia on a virtual road trip and hop online for a tour of museums, historic sites and remote destinations without ever leav...

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Brush up on your WV History with these 4 Unique Facts

West Virginia has a rich and exciting history. Since our inception in 1863, we’ve built many more stories worth telling. Read for yourself...

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Fact or Fiction: West Virginia Folklore

How well do you know West Virginia folklore? This trivia will test your knowledge on the mysterious beings that roam West Virginia. Fact or...

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Tasty Almost Heaven Recipes

Sometimes the perfect escape can be found right in your kitchen! Use the recipes below to make some almost heaven comfort food. First Lady ...

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Treat Yourself to an Almost Heaven B&B Getaway

Spring is just around the corner and let’s face it-- it always feels like such a long haul to get there. That’s why you deserve a fun-fi...

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3 Scenic Springtime Drives Through Almost Heaven

Let’s face it, the interstate is convenient and can get you where you’re going quickly, but it’s not the most spectacular way to trave...

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History Abounds in these 3 Charming Small Towns

Is your inner history buff begging for a getaway to a place with a past? These charming towns are perfect for a one-day trip or a weekend st...

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