While making your vacation plans for 2017, consider touring the oldest, only one and last of its kind, Coal Camp Company Store. Experience the rich history as we celebrate the heritage of the West Virginia Coal Miner, his family, and Coal Camp Life.
Join us for an interactive guided tour and explore the cultural history mysteries in this circa 1890 architectural treasure. Unravel the question, ♥Why a hidden safe? ♥Where is the secret second floor? Operate the original hand operated elevator. Send a postcard from the Whipple post office. Discover curiosities on the 3rd floor ballroom. Explore the dark corners of the basement. Walk in the footsteps of the coal mining families.
Hear untold stories,experience legends and lore making the West Virginia coal mining era a Heritage not to be forgotten. This very unique architectural structure sold everything from candy to caskets, and was the center of the coal camp life.The continual preservation work to this beautiful building allow us to Enjoy a piece of timeless history
30 Minute tour/ $10 per person
For those that ask, "What is this place,Why does the building have an artistic appearance?" We will cover the workings of the porch, freight room, center room, security system, scrip, bookkeeping and the Vault.
This tour is for the visitor that is pressed for time but wishes to get a glimpse of the past and enjoy some of the main part of the structure.
This tour starts on the hour
60 Minute Tour /$15.00 per person
This includes all of the 30 minute tour- plus an introduction to the Collins family and what coal Barons and Baroness had in mind when building a structure such as this. The workings of the post office and the Butcher shop included.
90 Minute tour /$20.00 per person
This Tour includes the 30 minute and 60 minute tour plus the grain room, supers office, stories, traditions, photos, and where they housed the gold.
120 Minute Tour (2 hour) /$25.00
This day time tour focuses on the haunted history in the building. The legend states the building to be haunted since 1954, we explain why and how this happened; Tour includes several stories, the freight room, main floor, vaults, and the Ballroom.
Haunted History tour An October event 8:30 pm-11:00 pm $30.00 per person The building has been a noted haunted structure since 1954. If you enjoy haunted stories and experiences, paranormal research, or the deep,dark,secrets of the past this may be the tour for you. Reservations required for this nightime tour- 304 465-0331 see our Haunted History page.
Kids in the Coal Mine tour: $20.00 per person This tour is great for school field trips, scouts, 4-H, family reunions or group tours 8 or more are required. Tour the company store, work the hand operated freight elevator, experience the workings of the 1900 post office,mine coal in our simulated coal mine, have it weighed, get paid in scrip, shop in the scrip store, make a craft and enjoy a coal miners snack. This tour offers a great opportunity to learn about our West Virginia heritage, the coal mining experience and Appalachian culture with a hands on approach.
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