West Virginia-Made Products
With tall mountains, winding rivers and natural forests, West Virginian’s talented artisans and craftsmen draw on the state’s unique landscape to create works of art. The beautifully inspired art takes the form of glasswork, photography, pottery and more. These shops carry unique, handcrafted goods that are a hallmark of West Virginia, and the intricate designs and detailed colors paint a stunning version of Almost Heaven.
At the West Virginia Marketplace, you will find unique, locally made products from all over West Virginia. Located in Charleston’s Capitol Market, the marketplace is a craft gallery, book & jewelry store, souvenir shop and gourmet food shop all in one. Treat yourself to locally poured candles, handmade baskets and books written by West Virginia authors here.
New River/Greenbrier Valley
Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia is a one-of-a-kind cultural center that features products made in all 55 counties in the state. In addition to the Appalachian goods like handcrafts, fine art and events, Tamarack offers regional cuisine for hungry travelers. Experience hands-on activities and demonstrations all in one place at Beckley.
German Street Marketplace Coffee & Candlery, located in Shepherdstown, is one locally owned business that carries a variety of items all crafted in West Virginia. From specialty sauces to cutting boards, this shop offers various products like candles, coffee, tea, wine, linens and decorative housewares that are perfect for special gifts.
Located in the Blennerhassett Museum, the Blennerhassett Gift Shop features a large selection of postcards, souvenirs, unique gift items, jewelry, books and more. While there, you can explore the museum and take a sternwheeler ride over to Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park. The island is famous for its involvement with Aaron Burr’s conspiracy to create a new country independent of the United States.
The West Virginia Market at Snowshoe Mountain Resort provides an exclusive retail experience. This large shop is located in the village and beams with charm and unique creations from West Virginia artisans. With handmade pottery and locally produced gourmet food items, the West Virginia Market is the go-to shop for Almost Heaven items in the Potomac Highlands.
Brimming with glassware, artwork, pottery, books, and food, the Wheeling Artisan Center Shop is the go-to spot to find special handmade gifts for all occasions. The industrial-style center showcases local, regional and American artisans. Visitors can enjoy the “Made in Wheeling” interactive exhibits highlighting Wheeling’s industrial heritage.
Appalachian Glass, located in Weston, is keeping the tradition of handmade glass alive in West Virginia. Appalachian Glass creates novelty glassware, elegant stemware, vases and more in the scenic hills of Almost Heaven. By the nature of glassblowing, each piece of art is unique with individual markings and designs.
Explore handcrafted pieces from local artists in Matewan. At the Appalachian Lost and Found Museum, you’ll find a selection of paintings and woodcrafts, as well as locally made honey and jelly. A collection of books on local history and historical memorabilia decorates the walls of this shop.
The Appalachian Gallery is home to finely handcraft works by West Virginia artists and artisans. The shop is home to glassware, pottery, woodwork, books and more. Here, you can purchase hand-turned bowls made from local hardwoods, wood-fired stoneware vases and even have pieces of art custom framed.