Visit Arthurdale!

Revisit the 1930s in Arthurdale, West Virginia. Established in 1933, by the United States government, Arthurdale is the nation’s first New Deal Homestead Community. Created through President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal legislation, the community provided a new chance at life for residents of West Virginia who were suffering from the Great Depression. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt served as the empathetic force behind the community, which became known as “Eleanor’s Little Village” because of her interest. Today, Arthurdale is a National Historic District that features 160 of 165 original homesteads.

A guided tour of the museum will take you through the history of Arthurdale as you visit five of our historic buildings: Administration, the Lon Fullmer Forge, the Esso Station, Center Hall, and E-15 - a homestead house restored to the 1930s.  Stop by the craft shop to buy tickets and pick up a souvenir to remember your trip!

If you're visiting with kids, you can also do our StoryWalk and explore our historic campus while reading a book that will rotate  bi-monthly!

Craft Shop and Tour Hours

May - October:
Monday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

November - April:
Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Our EV charging units are free to use.
Our EV charging units are free to use.

Museum Admission

Adults $11.00

Military, Seniors (55+), and AAA members $10.00

Youth (8-18) $7.00

Children 7 & under - free

AHI Members - one free tour per member mailing address each year

Preston County, WV K-12 Students - free

College Students (with ID) - $8.00

National Trust for Historic Preservation Members - $8.00

Field Trips: Please see our Field Trip Planning Page or contact us

Group Rate for prearranged tours of 10 or more: $8.00 per person