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Arthurdale Heritage

Revisit the 1930s in Arthurdale, WV. Established in 1933, by the United States government, Arthurdale is the nation’s first New Deal Homestead Community. Created through President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal legislation, the community provided a new chance at life for residents who were suffering from the Great Depression. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt served as the […]
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Battle of Rowlesburg on Cannon Hill

Located directly across from the town at the end of the county bridge. The hill was fortified during the Civil War and was used to protect the main line of the B&O Railroad. Guided tours can be arranged by appointment.
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Cool Springs Park

The West Virginia restaurant that’s one of the most unique restaurants in America-Open year round as a restaurant, general store and gift shop. The restaurant serves Buckwheat cakes all day long with the famous foot long hotdogs. The park includes an antique farm and railroad equipment, little train playground, fresh produce and fresh flowers for sale, […]
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Eleanor’s Little Village

Revisit the 1930s of Eleanor”s Little Village, Arthurdale ~ The Nation’s first New Deal Homestead community championed by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. A 5 building Museum is now open year round and there is also a Appalachian craft store and a Co-Op store on the grounds. From May to October the Craft Shop is open […]
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Fairfax Stone

One of the most significant historical landmarks in West Virginia.  Located near Blackwater Falls State Park, the stone marked the western boundary of land granted to Lord Fairfax by the King of England in the 1700’s.  Almost two centuries later, the stone was used as the determining factor in the state boundary between West Virginia […]
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Henry Clay Iron Furnace

The Henry Clay Iron Furnace is a cold blast furnace and is located in Coopers Rock State Forest, Exit 15 off I-68. Take a hike on scenic trails and visit a piece of WV history. 61 County Line Drive, Bruceton Mills, W.Va. 26525
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History House Museum

A three-story diverse collection of antiques, memorabilia and photographs pertaining to the entire county. Located in the former Terra Alta Bank. Home to the Preston County Historical Society. Open Sunday afternoons June through September or by special appointment.
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McGrew House

Historic home of one of Preston County’s most influential citizens. Listed on National Register of Historic Places. Annual and regularly scheduled events as well as available for parties, reunions, showers and receptions.
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Old Hemlock Foundation

Old Hemlock was the home of George Bird and Kathryn Harris Evans. Mr. Evans was a noted artist, author, outdoorsman and dog breeder while Mrs. Evans co-authored and edited books. Old Hemlock contains virgin hemlock trees and is to be maintained in its natural state as a nature and wildlife preserve. The house located on […]
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Preston County Historical Society

Three floors of antiques, artifacts, relics and miscellaneous papers. Open June-September, except holiday weekends.
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Rowlesburg B&O Depot and Museum

Open by appointment – Located next to the train track off of Buffalo St. This museum houses only railroad memorabilia, pictures and trains. A portion of the building is the original building. The Caboose is a B&O Caboose and is restored.
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The Greatest Generation World War II Museum

THE GREATEST GENERATION WORLD WAR II MUSEUM is a magnificent exhibit worth visiting. You will be surprised by the authentic war time scenes with soldiers, exhibits and many artifacts from both Allied and Axis. Located in the Szilagyi Center (old high school). Open May through October on Saturday from 11am – 4pm and on Sunday […]
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Town of Rowlesburg

The 1927 Centenary Bridges are on loan to the Tourism Commission and Town of Rowlesburg from the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore. The whole collection has not been on exhibit in one place since 1927 and has never been outside of the B&O Railroad Museum. Many of these bridges pioneered engineering techniques for bridge construction […]
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TRAY RUN VIADUCT

In late fall or early spring you can view the Tray Run Viaduct. This railroad bridge is still in operation today and is the bridge depicted on the back of the WV State Seal. Almost impossible to see with leaves on the trees, it sits high on the hill and goes over the valley.
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Virginia Iron Furnace

Photo by Generic1139, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons Located along Rt. 26 in Albright, West Virginia, the Virginia Iron Furnace is a structure still standing where visitor’s can stop to experience a piece of WV History. The historic water-powered blast furnace that pre-dates the Civil War was built in 1854 and was used […]
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Westbrook’s Esso

1927 Restored Service Station with highway memorabilia. Fun photo opportunity. Call for appointments!
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