Historic House Museums in West Virginia

We try to keep this list of historic house museums for West Virginia current, but it is best to check directly with the museums for their hours and other information. If you know of a historic house museum in West Virginia that should be listed here, please use our submission form to let us know about it.


The Jenkins Plantation Museum

Since 1835 a large brick house, essentially a mansion in its time and place, has stood sentinel on the banks of the Ohio River. It is the home of the Jenkins family, the most notable of whom was General Albert Gallatin Jenkins, C.S.A. His family owned more than 4,000 acres and maintained a successful plantation at Green Bottom, in what was then western Virginia.

Open Tue-Sat 10-4 • 8814 Ohio River Roa • (304) 762- 1059


General Adam Stephen House and Triple Brick Museum

Stone home of the founder of Martinsburg, Revolutionary War General Adam Stephen, furnished in 1750-1820 period, and the town museum including artifacts and local history items such as quilts, military uniforms, railroading, etc.

Open Sat-Sun 2-5, May-Oct • 309-313 East John St. • (304) 267-4434


The Anna Jarvis Birthplace Museum

The house became a focal point of the Civil War when General George B. McClellan used it as his headquarters, and his troops were encamped across the road in what is now Ocean Pearl Felton Historic Park.

Open Tue-Sun 10-6, Mar-Dec • four miles south of Grafton on U.S. Route 119/250