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Museums of West Virginia

Browse our member sites below, or click here for a list of museums in West Virginia.

Adaland Mansion


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.

Appalachian Forest Discovery Center


Features exhibits that celebrate the central Appalachian forest, its history, culture, natural history, forest management, and products.

Civil War Trails


With over 1,300 sites across six states including West Virginia, there is always something new to see and do along the Trail!

Craik-Patton House


The Craik-Patton House tells the story of two families that lived in the Kanawha Valley in the early to mid-Nineteenth century.

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.

Jefferson County Museum

Charles Town

Permanent and temporary exhibits related to Jefferson County and regional history.

Monongalia Arts Center


Non-profit art gallery and culture center that offers workshops and features artwork from various local artists.

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.

Parkersburg Art Center


Art gallery bringing Fine Arts to the Mid-Ohio Valley, in addition to art classes for all ages.

Randolph County Museum


Housed in the Blackman-Bosworth Store, this museum presents the history of Randolph County and includes a subscription school and a log cabin.

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.

Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum


Starting in the mid-1800s, the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum was a hospital that now offers a range of historic and haunted tours.

WVU Libraries


University library system that features rotating exhibits and art displays in the Downtown Library, Evansdale Library, Health Sciences Library, and virtually.

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.

Wetzel County Museum

New Martinsville

Visit the Wetzel County Museum to learn more about the interesting history of Wetzel County dating all the way back to Native American Adena culture.

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.

Arthurdale Heritage


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.

Clarksburg History Museum


A place for visitors to learn about the history of Clarksburg, WV.

Doddridge County Museum

West Union

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

Harrsion County Historical Society


Exhibits, artifacts, properties, and sites related to the history and culture of Harrison County, West Virginia.

Huntington Museum of Art


The only nationally accredited visual art museum of its size in the Tri-State region, the HMA serves the public as a museum and cultural center.

Madie Carroll House


Visit this historic house museum to explore one of the oldest structures in Cabell County, or attend seasonal events like the Guyandotte Civil War Days.

Monroe County Historical Society


Explore Monroe County's history in this museum and two adjacent log cabins.

Northern Appalachian Coal Mining Heritage Association


Coal mining museum and organization focused on educating the public on regional coal mining heritage.

Point Pleasant River Museum

Point Pleasant

The Point Pleasant River Museum and Learning Center focuses on river life and commercial enterprise on the Ohio and Kanawha Rivers.

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.

Tucker County Historical Society


Discover and explore the history, antiquities, art, and literature of Tucker County, WV!

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.

West Virginia Independence Hall


The birthplace for the state of West Virginia that is now a museum dedicated to the history of statehood and the Civil War.

Alexander Campbell Museum


Eighteenth century historic house that was home to minister Alexander Campbell.

Bice-Ferguson Memorial Museum


Visit the Bice-Ferguson Memorial Museum for local and regional history exhibits.

Cockayne Farmstead

Glen Dale

Featuring an 1850s farmhouse, Cockayne Farmstead is a time capsule of rural American life and an active site of conservation and discovery.

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.

Jefferson County Black History Preservation Society

Charles Town

JCBHPS preserves Black history in the area and researches further facts about Jefferson County Black history.

McGrew House


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

Bruceton Mills

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.

The Art Museum of WVU


Two art galleries that present touring exhibitions as well as exhibitions drawn from West Virginia University's collection.

The Watts Museum at WVU


Exhibits exploring the social, cultural, and technological history of West Virginia’s mineral resources and related industries.

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 Farm Museum

Point Pleasant

Heritage museum featuring log cabins, an early farmhouse, livestock, an operational 19th century blacksmith shop, community buildings, and more.

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.