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West Virginia Historical Sites and Towns

John Henry Monument and Great Bend Tunnel

Revisit the site where John Henry, the Steel Drivin’ Man, beat the steam drill in the famous contest that took place right at Great Bend Tunnel. Located on Rt. 3 in Talcott, WV.

c/o SCCVB, 206 Temple St.HintonWV25951
Phone : 304-466-5420
Upper Big Branch Miners Memorial

A roadside memorial dedicated to twenty-nine men killed in an explosion at the Upper Big Branch Coal Mine on April 5th, 2010.

38233 Coal River RdWhitesvilleWV25209
Phone : 304-837-3962
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City of Princeton

Home to a Vietnam memorial, a war museum, the McNutt House, and the Princeton Railroad Museum as well as the Chuck Mathena Memorial Center for the Arts and much more.

100 Courthouse Rd.PrincetonWV24740
Phone : 304-487-5020
Bramwell Depot - Coal Heritage Trail Interpretive Center

Located in the historic district. Replica of the railroad depot that served Bramwell. Artifacts, museum and gift shop. WiFi hotspot.

100 Simmons StBramwellWV24715
Phone : 304-248-8595
City of Bluefield

Known as “Nature's Air Conditioned City” due to relatively high elevation. Considered the Southern Gateway to West Virginia.

200 Rogers St.BluefieldWV24701
Phone : 304-327-2401
Fax : 304-325-6494
History in Our Mountains Museum & Gift Shop

Starting with a 30-minute documentary, walk through the history of McDowell County & most importantly the coal industry & its people. New this year – “The Loft” restaurant is part of the museum. Enjoy a sandwich - Isaiah Welch, Sid Hatfield or Mother Jones. Major credit cards.

8 Wyoming St., Ste. 102WelchWV24801
Phone : 304-436-4195 or 304-436-3209
Fax : 304-436-8310
Greenbrier Historical Society/North House Museum

The North House was built in Lewisburg in 1820. The present archives and museum is the home of the Greenbrier Historical Society's collections and gift shop. Free tours and research assistance available from 10am - 4pm Monday through Friday. Closed all major holidays. 

301 W. Washington St.LewisburgWV24901
Phone : 304-645-3398
Fax : 304-645-5201
City of Hinton - National Historic District

Discover this quaint, historic railroad village nestled in the mountains overlooking the New River. Over 200 buildings, churches & homes with rare & unusual architecture. Amtrak arrives 3 times per week. A must for railroad buffs!

PO Box 477HintonWV25951
Phone : 304-466-5420
Fax : 304-466-5420
The McNutt House

Historic home once used as headquarters and a hospital during the Civil War.  Now housed the Chamber of Commerce. Open to tours. 

1522 North Walker StPrincetonWV24740
Phone : 304-487-1502
Website : www.pmccc.com
Historic Fayette Theater

Historic Fayette Theater has served the community since 1993 presenting full season of live performance programming year round.  Find all upcoming events and information on our website. Accepts all major credit cards. Located in downtown historic Fayetteville.

115 S. Court St.FayettevilleWV25840
Phone : 304-574-4655
Downtown Lewisburg Shops & Restaurants

Tucked away in the hills of the Greenbrier Valley, our picture perfect main street offers a surprising selection of galleries, award winning restaurants, sidewalk cafes, antique shops and clothing boutiques. Voted Budget Travel's 2011 Coolest Small Town! One mile off I-64 Exit 169.

209 W Washington StLewisburgWV24901
Phone : 304-645-4333
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Historic Bramwell

Stroll back in time to Historic Bramwell. Visit the Coal Heritage Interpretive Center, the unique shops and Coal Baron Mansions. Home tours conducted twice a year: May and December. Group tours by appointment.

Rt 52, NorthBramwellWV24715
Phone : 800-221-3206
Camp Washington Carver

Built in the 1940’s as a 4-H/agricultural extension camp for the state’s African-Americans, the facility now serves as a mountain cultural arts center. National Register of Historic Places.

HC 35, Box 5ClifftopWV25831
Phone : 304-438-3005
Fax : 304-438-3006
City of Beckley

A great place to live, work & play. Start your next business in an area that is growing and is the center of Southern West Virginia. We are located at the crossroads of success & growth. I-77, I-64 & US Rt. 19.

PO Box 2514BeckleyWV25802
Phone : 304-256-1768
Fax : 304-256-1816
Website : www.beckley.org
Historic Graham House

Home of Colonel James Graham and wife Florence, built in 1770. Site of  Shawnee Indian Attack in Spring of 1777. Open for tours Memorial Day to Labor Day on weekends or by appointment. Special events.  On site one room school museum. Oldest log home in WV on original site. Located between Hinton & Alderson.

Rt 3, Graham House RdTalcottWV24981
Phone : 304-466-3321 or 304-716-6430
Musical Grounds European Coffeehouse

Located in the Historic Ankrom-Dickerson House in one of America's Coolest Small Towns . . . Fayetteville, WV. Join us for coffee made from fresh artisan roasted beans, teas, smoothies and more. Hot breakfast and lunch served daily as well as homemade pastries. We use locally produced organic ingredients whenever possible. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 7:30am to 4pm and Sunday 8am to 4pm. Closed Wednesday

129 S Court StFayettevilleWV25840
Phone : 304-574-4009
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Carnegie Hall

Nestled in the Allegheny Mountains, Carnegie Hall is one of only four Carnegie's in the world. Since 1983, Carnegie Hall, Lewisburg has operated as a regional center for the visual and performing arts. Such notable performers as Taj Mahal, Gillian Welch, Isaac Stern, Ralph Stanley and George Winston have performed on its historic stage. Visa, MasterCard and Discover accepted.

105 Church St.LewisburgWV24901
Phone : 304-645-7917
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John Henry Memorial Park

This park is 'under construction' but will be opening Summer of 2012. It is the location of the epic contest between man and machine that took place at the Great Bend Tunnel in Talcott, WV in 1870. The John Henry Historical Park will celebrate the legend of John Henry by offering various educational interpretations of John Henry’s battle with the steam drill and the local railroad history. In addition to the educational components, the park will also walking trails, picnic shelters and an amphitheater.

Rt 3TalcottWV24981
Phone : 304-832-6317 or 304-466-7113
Beckley Renaissance

Historic district, recreational trail and special events including Chilli Night, the Kids Classic, Fridays in the Park and Wednesdays in the Square.

PO Box 5015BeckleyWV25801
Phone : 304-256-1776
Website : www.beckley.org
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