Helvetia, WV is a small Swiss village in a high mountain valley. Popular events include: Fasnacht, Ramp Supper, Helvetia Fair, and monthly square dances. Learn more about this unique town and its culture at the Helvetia Museum.
The Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center provides educational programming, and opportunities for the local citizens and visitors to be acquainted with the cultural and historic heritage of the greater Weirton area.
The Marion County Historical Society & Museum hosts a collection of amazing and diverse artifacts from past centuries. The museum and the society provide a connection to the events, times, fashions and culture of days past.
Prickett’s Fort State Park is a living history exhibition dedicated to preserving, documenting and exhibiting the past that features an 18th century recreation of the original Prickett’s Fort, which provided a place of refuge for frontier settlers from possible Native American attacks.
The WV Mine Wars Museum in historic Matewanpreserves and interprets artifacts and historical records of the local communities affected by the West Virginia Mine Wars, exploring historical events from multiple perspectives through the lives of ordinary people.
The West Virginia Railroad Maintenance-of-Way Museum is dedicated to the preservation of history and artifacts related to the maintenance-of-way (track maintenance and repair) department of American Railroading.
Visit the Oglebay Mansion Museum (the estate of Cleveland industrialist Earl W. Oglebay) and the Oglebay Institute Glass Museum, which houses a collection of more than 3,500 examples of Wheeling-made glass and china and the Sweeney Punch Bowl.