Celebrate 2017 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 18, July 16, August 20, September 17, and October 15.


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

Fairfax Manor, Col. John Fairfax’s 1818 Georgian two-story stone house with many original fittings, on Rt. 26 one mile north of Kingwood. 1358 North Preston Hwy, Kingwood.

  • 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Open July 16 and August 20 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 all dates

Tunnelton Train Depot Museum is a 1913 brick train station constructed for the B&O Railroad.  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.

Some sites charge admission.