Celebrate 2018 Preston County History Days on the third Sundays June – October

Learn more about the amazing history in your backyard during Preston County History Days on June 17July 15August 19September 16, and October 21.

        Some sites charge admission; parking is free.

Arthurdale Heritage, a five-building museum complex representing the New Deal subsistence homestead project championed by Eleanor Roosevelt, including a restored homestead, on Rt. 92.  Craft Shop also open.

  • 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Open all dates

Aurora Area Historical Society, in its new building, features collections ranging from old-time retail and farming to manufacturing and home life, as well as extensive groups of area photos, at 23904 George Washington Highway (Rt. 50).

  • 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Open all dates

Old Hemlock, country home of renowned outdoors author and Old Hemlock Setters’ breeder, George Bird Evans.  Seven-room stone/log house constructed in 1782. 17098 Brandonville Pike.

  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Open September 16 only

James McGrew House in Kingwood, 1841 brick home built by the prominent businessman involved in the formation of West Virginia.  Gift shop also open.  Along Rt. 7

  • 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Open all dates

Szilagyi Center in Rowlesburg featuring the World War II Museum, Preston County Sports Museum, B&O bridges exhibit, Emporium and café, on Rt. 72

  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Open all dates

Preston County History House in Terra Alta with three floors of Preston County history exhibits and photos, including genealogy records, 109 East Washington Street

  •  1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Open June through September

Tunnelton Train Depot Museum is a 1913 brick train station constructed for the B&O Railroad and an extensive collection of artifacts.  Nearby are two historic train tunnels, Boswell Street (from Rt. 26, in the center of town, go through the short underpass and the train depot is on your left).

  • 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Open June through September

Plus three outdoor Civil War Trail sites in Aurora and Rowlesburg.

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Museum Hours

Nov 1-Apr 30: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
May 1-Oct 31:  Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.;  Sun, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Office hours: Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m.