Museums of West Virginia
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.
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.
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.
The Hatfield & McCoy Family Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit foundation, the families created together to preserve, protect, and maintain their family historical sites, artifacts, and history for generations to come.
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.
WVU History Department
The Department of History offers opportunities for undergraduates, M.A. students, Ph.D. students, graduate non-degree students and graduate students in other disciplines to learn historical research skills to create narratives for public audiences.
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 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.
Weston Historic Landmarks Commission
The work of the Historic Landmark Commission is to promote the preservation of Weston, WV, and Lewis
County, through official recognition, recording, and preservation of Weston’s historical resources.
Chesapeake & Ohio Historical Society
Clifton Forge, VA
The Chesapeake & Ohio Historical Society is a non-profit corporation dedicated to interpreting the American Railway experience using C&O Railway’s history through drawings, documents, and artifacts which the Society collects, preserves, and makes available to as broad an audience as possible.
Hardy County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Stories from and 18th Century House--The Robert Higgins House, built c.1790 by a Revolutionary War veteran, Captain Robert Higgins, is on the National Register of Historic Places.
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.
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.
West Virginia Culture Center & State Museum
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 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.
West Virginia State CCC Museum
Museum visitors experience the story of the CCC from onset of the Corps in 1933 to the final phase-out of the program in June, 1942. We also have several items that commemorate the 50th anniversary in 1983 and CCC reunion pictures beyond that year as well as recent achievements and milestones of local and state recognition of the CCC movement by the public and public officials.
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.”
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.
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.
WVU Program for Native American Studies
As part of their regular coursework, students learn from films, artwork, scholarship, music, and literature produced by Native people and read Native news publications and tribal websites. In addition, faculty and students attend and participate in Native American cultural events in the region and beyond, enriching their cultural awareness and appreciation.
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.
West Virginia 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.