OPEN May to November 11:00am to 6:00pm closed Tuesday
While making your vacation plans for 2013, consider touring one of the oldest, last of its architectural design, All wooden, Coal Camp Company Stores left in our country today. Discover the rich history as we celebrate the heritage of the West Virginia Coal Miner, family, and Coal Camp Life. Join us for an interactive and guided tour to explore the many cultural and historical treasures that abound in this 1890, one of a kind,original, Company Store. Discover little known facts about this historical icon Unravelthe question, why the hidden safe? Where is the secret second floor? Operate the original hand operated freight elevator. Senda postcard from the Whipple post office. Discover the curiositiessurrounding the 3rd floor ballroom. Explore the dark corners of the basement. Walkin the footsteps of the coal miners.
Hear the stories, legends, and lore that make the West Virginia coal mining era a legacy not to be forgotten. This very unique architectural structure sold everything from candy to caskets, and was the center of the coal camp life. Join us for a guided tour, enjoy a piece of timeless history.
Guided Tours are approx. 35-45 minutes, If you have a passion for the past your tour could last longer We offer an interactive and hands on approach to learning.
You will be amazed at the Outstanding photos that are on loan and displayed throughout the museum. We are grateful for the priviledge to exhibit this collection Thank you to George Bragg and Gem Photography
These historical photos capture our true Appalachian heritage, and history. You will be tempted to take photos of these wonderful pieces of history Please understand that No photos may be taken of this photo collection. The photographs can be purchased in our gift shop. Photos are allowed on the tour at designated photo spots.. NO video taping is allowed.
$10.00 under 3 Free
Coal Mining an excellant field trip or group tour reservations required
Enjoy a complete tour of the company store & musuem , hands on experience at the 1900 post office, leaving your personal imprint in the memory hall, mining coal in our museum coal mine, getting paid in scrip,shopping with your scrip in our private scrip store, making and taking a heritage craft, and a coal miners snack.
This is an excellent educational field trip for any student or person wanting more Hands On knowledge of our West Virginia Heritage and our Appalachian culture call for your reservation of 6 or more. 304 465-0331