West Virginia Educational Excursions
Afford your child the best chance to learn by taking field trips to different locations that encourage learning and curiosity. The locations listed below are wonderful tools in reinforcing the ideas taught in the classroom while having fun!
The Avampato Discovery Museum
The place to explore adventures in art and science. Formerly known as Sunrise Museum, we have relocated, changed names and re-opened on July 12, 2003.
Address: 300 Leon Sullivan Way, Charleston
Phone: (304) 561-3575
Whipple Company Store and Museum
Tour one of the oldest wooden "coal camp company stores" still left in our country today. Explore this historical icon, while discovering little known facts about our West Virginia Coal Mining Heritage. Open May 1 - October 31st. Major credit cards accepted.
Address: Rt 1 Box 426, Scarbro, WV, 25917
Pocahontas Exhibition Mine and Museum
The Pocahontas Exhibition Mine & Museum, National Historic Landmark, Virginia Official Coal Heritage Zone, World's first show mine. Offer AAA discounts. Located on Rt. 659 in Pocahontas, Virginia.
Address: PO Box 128, Pocahontas, VA, 24635
Vietnam Memorial at Princeton Tourist Information Center
Located next to the Princeton Tourist Information Center. Memorial lists Vietnam Vets from Bland, Giles, Tazewell, Wythe, Mercer, Monroe, McDowell & Summers counties.
Address: Off Rt. 460, Princeton, WV, 24740
Youth Museum of Southern West Virginia/Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine
Located just footsteps away from the Exhibition Coal Mine, the Youth Museum of Southern West Virginia is open to the public year round and available at any time for pre-arranged tour groups.
The Youth Museum’s main gallery is made up of four railroad boxcars. The central exhibit area features an average of three different exhibits yearly. Designed to entertain as well as educate, the exhibits range from “T-Rex”, “Bats”, and “Artist in the Studio” to “Page after Page”, an award winning children’s authors presentation.
Group tours include a visit to the Museum’s Planetarium. Seasonal programs highlight constellations, visible planets and special celestial events.
Address: 509 Ewart Ave, .Beckley, WV, 25801
History in Our Mountains Museum and 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.
Address: 8 Wyoming St., Ste. 102, Welch, WV 24801
Hilton Railroad Museum
Museum filled with uniforms, artifacts from the early days of the C&O Railway. Model train exhibit, tools used during the time of John Henry, the Steel Drivin’ Man.
Address: 206 Temple St., Hinton, WV 25951
Mercer County War Museum
“Dedicated to those who served.” Displays from Civil War to present day wars. Staffed by Veterans.
Address: 1500 W. Main St., Princeton, WV, 24740
Veterans Memorial Museum of Southern WV, Inc.
Collections & memorabilia from the Revolutionary, Civil, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam & the Gulf Wars. General MacArthur's footlocker, vintage Jeep.
Address: PO Box 694, Hinton, WV, 25951
Eastern Regional Coal Archives
Archives & museum. Collecting, preserving & making available Coalfield Heritage through photographs, memorabilia, books, music, film & other historical materials.
Address: 600 Commerce St., Bluefield, WV 24701
Saunders One Room School House Museum WV
Revisit the past with a tour to this historic museum filled with reminders of days gone by, from the hickory stick to the pot-bellied stove, antique desks, & book collections.
Address: 206 Temple St., Hinton, WV 25951
Campbell-Flannagan-Murrell House Museum
Our mission is to preserve the cultural heritage and unique quality of this early railroad community and bring more presentational and performance artists to the communities, thereby, creating a more active presence for the arts in Hinton, Summers County, and West Virginia.
Address: 422 Summers St, Hinton, WV 25951
Historic Graham House
Home of Colonel James Graham, built in 1770. Site of Indian Massacre of 1777. Oldest log home in WV on original site. Located between Hinton & Alderson.
Address: PO Box 218, Pence Springs, WV 24962
Raleigh County Veterans Museum
View artifacts from all US Confllicts. Personalized collections of War Memorabilia from WV Veterans.
Address: 1557 Harper Rd., Beckley, WV 25801
North House Museum/Greenbrier
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.
Address: 301 W. Washington St., Lewisburg, WV 24901
MUSEUMS OF WEST VIRGINIA
The official website for the West Virginia Association of Museums. The Mountain State has many treasures that we invite you to explore.