Museums of West Virginia
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Restored 1870 mansion, barn, carriage house, and gardens located in Philippi, West Virginia. Open to the public for guided historical tours, private and public events, and weddings.
Greenbrier Historical Society & North House Museum
The North House Museum is home to historic period rooms, exhibits, a library, genealogy and family history resources, and an archive.
Historic Shepherdstown Museum
The Historic Shepherdstown Museum was founded to preserve and display artifacts, furniture, and historic documents that relate to local and regional history.
Museums of Oglebay Institute
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.
The Culture Center
The Culture Center is home to the West Virginia State Museum which offers a variety of programs and exhibits that preserve and share the culture and history of the Mountain State and its people.
West Virginia Humanities Council
In addition to grants, their direct programs include traveling exhibits, History Alive!, regional lectures, and e-WV, the online West Virginia Encyclopedia.
African American Heritage Family Tree Museum
Established in 1991, the African American Heritage Family Tree Museum has been actively involved with the collection, exhibition and preservation of West Virginia’s African American culture and history.
Visit historic Arthurdale, the nation's first New Deal homestead community, which includes an original homestead house, a working forge, an Esso Station, and stories about the original homesteaders.
Snow Sports Museum of WV
The Snow Sports Museum of West Virginia was created by a group of long time snow sports enthusiasts to preserve the history of events, places, the people and the artifacts of snow sports in the state.
The WV Mine Wars Museum
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.
Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center
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.
Friends of Blackwater
Friends of Blackwater works to protect and promote natural beauty, diverse creatures, unique heritage, and the outdoor recreation economy in the Mid-Atlantic Allegheny Highlands -- home to the magnificent, 10,000-acre Blackwater Canyon – West Virginia’s “Scenic Crown Jewel.”
Helvetia Restoration and Development Organization
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.
McGrew House, referred to as "The Pines" by the McGrew family was built in 1841 by James C. McGrew for his bride, Persis Hagans McGrew.
The McGrew House is significant for its architecture and is listed on the National Register of Historical Places.
Museum of Radio and Technology
Offers a personal, hands-on education in the birth and growth of electronic communication and entertainment, including the WV Broadcasting Hall of Fame.
Old Hemlock Foundation
Old Hemlock preserves the history and life of George Bird Evans and Kay Evans. Visit for a chance to learn about their lives, tour an 1815 log house, and learn more about their line of English Setters.
Pricketts Fort State Park
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.
WV Railroad Maintenance of Way Museum
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.
West Virginia Railroad Museum
The West Virginia Railroad Museum is a new museum dedicated to displaying, interpreting, collecting, and restoring aspects of West Virginia's railroading history.