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Oglebay Institute’s Schrader Environmental Education Center

Located in Oglebay Resort, the Schrader Center is a model for Green Architecture and offers something for nature lovers of

North House Museum

Built in 1820, the North House Museum contains the collections of the Greenbrier Historical Society, including period furniture, textiles, Civil

New Era One-Room School Museum

The New Era One-Room School Museum is a restored 1884 one room school located at the Mineral Wells Elementary School

Museums of Oglebay Institute

Purchased by Colonel Earl W. Oglebay in 1900 as his summer retreat, the Mansion Museum features period antiques and depicts

Museum of the Berkeley Springs

Local museum with exhibits highlighting the springs and their effect on the history and development of the surrounding area.  Located

Museum of Radio and Technology

Largest antique radio museum in the U.S. Over 400 radios 1924-1970, windup phonographs, 1939 World’s Fair TV camera, A.C. Gilbert

Museum of American Glass in West Virginia, Ltd.

Free admission to one of the most outstanding collections of American and West Virginia made glass in the world. Over

Museum In The Park (Chief Logan)

A Place for Art, History and Ideas. The Museum in the Park features artwork and historical items from the collection

Mothman Museum

The Mothman Museum is the world’s only museum/research center devoted to the West Virginia legend called Mothman. Movie props, archives

Mother’s Day Shrine

The small railroading town of Grafton was the birthplace of Mother’s Day, founded by Miss Anna Jarvis in honor of

Monroe County Quilt Trail

County-wide trail of quilt patterns painted on large boards and hung on various barns and historic buildings.  Drive through our

Monongalia Arts Center

Monongalia Arts Center is committed to providing a home for the Visual, Performing and Literary Arts, through programming and educational

Mercer County Railroad Museum

Martinsburg Roundhouse

Martinsburg’s railroading history dates back to the 1840s with the presence of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company. Engine and

Marion County Museum

This unique museum was the former sheriffs home from 1912 until 1986 and was an unique structure as the sheriff

Mannington Museums

Lost River Artisans Cooperative & Museum

The Lost River Artisans Cooperative features fine arts, folk arts and crafts made locally by hand, many using techniques used

13 places in WV where they still do it the old-fashioned way

Modern life is full of interesting gadgets and easy conveniences, but it hasn’t always been that way. There are plenty

Kumbrabow State Forest

This facility is included in “A Guide to Accessible Recreation in West Virginia.” Please check the Guide or the site

Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum

The Kruger Street Toy |amp; Train Museum in Wheeling, WV showcases thousands of toy trains, dolls and dollhouses, cars and

Kimball World War I Memorial

This building is reported to be the first ever dedicated to black veterans. It also served as an important recreational

Julia-Ann Historic Square District

Step into the past with a self-guided tour of Victorian grandeur. These were the homes of some of the most

John Brown Wax Museum

This unique museum details John Brown’s hatred of slavery, traces his violent exploits and depicts scenes from his daring raid

John Brown Fort

Site where John Brown, his sons and at least five known black men (Lewis Sheridan Leary, Dangerfield Newby, John Anthony

Jenkins Plantation Museum

CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS. Built in 1835, by the father of Confederate General Albert Gallatin Jenkins, a notable leader of

Jefferson County Museum

Collection includes the Civil War and John Brown’s Raid, china, textiles, toys, photos and documents.

Heritage Towers (Exhibit Facility/Museum)

This historic exhibit, titled “From Slavery to Statehood,” tells the story depicting African-American contributions in West Virginia. The historic event

Heritage Towers

Heritage Towers exhibits were created as a special tribute to a time-honored African American tradition nationally celebrated as Black History

Henderson Hall

Built in 1859 as the centerpiece of the 2600 acre Henderson plantation, this impressive 17-room pre Civil War mansion with

Greenbrier Military School Museum

Now the WV School of Osteopathic Medicine, this school (1812-1972) and the former Greenbrier College on Church Street had their

Geological & Economic Survey

The Geological and Economic Survey is West Virginia’s information center for geologic and geographic attractions, topographic and geologic maps, highway

General Adam Stephen House

Stone home of the founder of the town of Martinsburg, Revolutionary War General Adam Stephen. Constructed in the late 1770s

G. W. Henderson Plantation (Henderson Hall)

One of the few plantations left in the state is Henderson Hall in Williamstown. Built in 1836 overlooking the Ohio

Fort Mill Ridge Civil War Trenches and Museum

Fort Mill Ridge Civil War trenches, trails and interpretive signage. In the museum, there are accessible restrooms and an accessible

Fort Edwards Foundation, Inc.

The Fort Edwards Foundation is an historical site dedicated to preservation of, and education about, a settler’s fort built here

Fenton Art Glass Company and Fenton Gift Shop

Though Fenton Art Glass Co. ceased traditional glassmaking in 2011, they continue to use more than a century of glassmaking

DuBois on Main Museum

DuBois High School, 1917-1956, was one of two black high schools in Fayette County, WV.  Black students came from the

Dr. Robert B. McNutt House

Dr. Robert McNutt House is located at 1522 North Walker Street, Princeton, WV. It is the only house left standing

Doddridge County Museum

Doddridge County Museum is a small county museum which houses artifacts and documents ranging from pre Civil War and forward.

Craik-Patton House Museum

Craik-Patton House, a Greek Revival style home built in 1834 by James Craik, whose grandfather was George Washington’s friend and

Collis P. Huntington RR Historical Society

Railroad Excursions, outdoor and Indoor Museum and private railroad car rental. This facility is included in “A Guide to Accessible

Coal Heritage Museum & Arts CenterCoal Heritage Museum & Arts Center

A downtown museum dedicated to preserving the heritage of the coalfields for future generations. The museum contains memorabilia of the

Coal Country Miniature Golf & Batting Cages

Miniature golf with a coal mining theme, batting cages, pavilion, snack bar and clean restroom. Groups welcome. Other attractions.

Cliff’s Museum of Automobile Memorabilia

Museum of automobile history memorabilia in a 1940’s styled dealership; with 13,000 sq.ft. of collectables: WV license plates of all

Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences

Discover the excitement at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences, where you can experience music, theater, art and

City of Spencer

Enjoy historic buildings, a museum, a working oil derrick, a one-room schoolhouse and a large antique mall.

City of Princeton

City offices.

Children’s Museum Of The Ohio Valley

The Children’s Museum of the Ohio Valley strives to promote and stimulate the intellectual and creative potential of children through

Chief Logan State Park

Campground with 26 sites all with electric and water hookups. 14 sites also have sewage hookups. This facility is included

Charleston East End Main Street

One of the oldest and most diverse neighborhoods in Charleston, the East End is an eclectic community with a funky,

Cass Scenic Railroad State Park

Cass Scenic Railroad State Park offers excursions that transport you back in time and lets you relive an era when

Cass Historical Museum

Cass Historical Museum. The history of Cass and the regions logging industry come alive before your eyes. Through railroad artifacts,

Carriage House Glass

The gem of Oglebay’s specialty shops, Carriage House Glass, features the area’s largest selection of West Virginia decorative glassware. Located

Burning Springs Park

Money. Power. Politics. War. Prosperity. A self-guided tour presents the captivating stories of the nation’s first oil and gas field.

Bulltown Historic District

In 1863, Confederate forces led by William L. “Mudwall” Jackson, cousin of “Stonewall” Jackson, attempted to overtake Union fortifications on

Brooke County Historical Museum

Formerly Miller Tavern (1798-1840), the building now houses a museum displaying furniture manufactured in Wellsburg, items of the 1780-1800-1900’s, toys,

Bramwell Historic District

Bramwell, located on the western edge of Mercer County, is approximately one and one-half miles from the Virginia border and

Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park

The only way to experience the enchantment of historic Blennerhassett Island is via a 20-minute sternwheeler ride. From Point Park

Beverly Heritage Center

The Beverly Heritage Center combines four historic buildings in the center of Beverly, West Virginia, to tell the story of

Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine

The Exhibition Coal Mine is the largest and most popular coal heritage destination in the region. After years of planning,

Beachamp – Newman Museum

Free admission Monday – Friday – by appointment only. This historical museum building was built in the 1830s by Alfred

Anna Jarvis Birthplace Museum / General McClellan’s Headquarters

Birthplace of the Founder of Mother’s Day, this house was the first field headquarters of General George McClellan. The house

Alderson Historic District

Offering 165 structures of historic or architectural significance. Examples include Greek Revival, Federal, Queen Anne, and Victorian, and a restored1896

For the Kids, by George Children’s Museum

The Washington Heritage Trail Welcome Center in Martinsburg is a kid-friendly orientation exhibit and shop leading visitors onto our region’s

West Virginia Culture Center and State Museum

Take a journey through time as you trek from a pre-historic coal forest into early western settlement and present-day wonders.

Prickett’s Fort State Park

This fort was constructed in 1774 to provide early settlers protection from Native American attacks. It was built within 10

Point Pleasant River Museum & Learning Center

The museum focuses on river life and commercial enterprise. Displays, video demonstrations and special guests will highlight topics such as

Adaland Mansion and Historic Barn at Philippi

This stately brick mansion was built in 1870 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The land

7 hands-on heritage sites the whole family will love

In West Virginia, you can turn back time and revisit history. Literally. The state has a uniquely rich and exciting