Museums in Morgantown, WV

Greater Morgantown Museums highlight various industries that have helped this area become what it is today. Stop by for self-guided or guided tours through a turn-of-the century pharmacy, a steam engine roller mill, a railroad depots, as well as mining and New Deal era communities.


Charles C. Wise Library

Manuscripts, photographs, books, oral histories and maps to aid those investigating West Virginia and the central Appalachian region. Located on WVU’s Downtown Campus in Wise Library. libraries.wvu.edu/wvcollection

Cook Hayman Pharmacy Museum

Created to preserve the fast-disappearing implements and elements of pharmacy practice that had been in existence since West Virginia became a state in 1863, the Cook-Hayman Pharmacy Museum at the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy houses a unique collection of 18th and 19th century pharmacy memorabilia. Tours available by appointment: http://pharmacy.hsc.wvu.edu/about-the-sop/cook-hayman-pharmacy-museum/schedule-a-tour/  

Easton Roller Mill

Antique steam engine, roller mills used in grinding wheat and mill stones are all on display at Easton Roller Mill.

Eleanor’s Little Village

Revisit the 1930s of Eleanor”s Little Village, Arthurdale ~ The Nation’s first New Deal Homestead community championed by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. A 5 building Museum is now open year round and there is alo a Appalachian craft store and a Co-Op store on the grounds. From May to October the Craft Shop is open […]

History House Museum

A three-story diverse collection of antiques, memorabilia and photographs pertaining to the entire county. Located in the former Terra Alta Bank. Home to the Preston County Historical Society. Open Sunday afternoons June through September or by special appointment.

Morgantown History Museum

A unique view of Morgantown’s High Street in the mid-twentieth century. Over 70 slides created from B/W photos taken in Feb, 1962. Featured Permanent Exhibit: Morgan Shirt Co. including photographs, patterns, dyes, an automated sewing machine using memory chips and shirts.

Old Morgantown Glass Collector’s Guild Glass Museum

Open Wed-Sat 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sun 1-5 p.m., closed Mon-Tue. Please email us to schedule special times and dates.

Old Stone House

Built in 1795, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Now home to a quaint gift shop. Service League of Morgantown volunteers work to distribute funds back into the Morgantown community.

Preston County Historical Society

Three floors of antiques, artifacts, relics and miscellaneous papers. Open June-September, except holiday weekends.

Rowlesburg B&O Depot and Museum

Open by appointment – Located next to the train track off of Buffalo St. This museum houses only railroad memorabilia, pictures and trains. A portion of the building is the original building. The Caboose is a B&O Caboose and is restored.

Rowlesburg Tourism Commission, Town of Rowlesburg

The 1927 Centenary Bridges are on loan to the Tourism Commission and Town of Rowlesburg from the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore. The whole collection has not been on exhibit in one place since 1927 and has never been outside of the B&O Railroad Museum. Many of these bridges pioneered engineering techniques for bridge construction […]

Royce J. and Caroline B. Watts Museum

Royce J. and Caroline B. Watts Museum – dedicated to the Mining and Petroleum Industries features a wide collection of mining paraphernalia. Items represent different eras in mining and oil/gas drilling, and features a wide array of coal mining artifacts, books, scrip, photographs, etc. Free admission. Located in the Mineral Resources Building – Evansdale Campus […]

Scott’s Run Museum and Trail

Celebrating and preserving the history of coal and the coal boom era in Monongalia County, representing 13 communities that were put together as coal camps when the boom attracted me to work the mines from 19 countries in Europe, Eastern Europe, Mexico and African Americans from the South. Features a coal camp gift shop! Open […]

Spark! Imagination and Science Center

Explore science and the arts through hands-on exhibits and programs. Children and their grown-ups will love exploring our interactive science, engineering, and imagination exhibits together. Dig for dinosaur fossils, engineer a ball ramp, build with giant blocks, investigate nanoscience, discover Space Weather, play dress-up and much more. Hands-on programs for children and adults are offered […]

The Greatest Generation World War II Museum

THE GREATEST GENERATION WORLD WAR II MUSEUM is a magnificent exhibit worth visiting. You will be surprised by the authentic war time scenes with soldiers, exhibits and many artifacts from both Allied and Axis. Located in the Szilagyi Center (old high school). Open May through October on Saturday from 11am – 4pm and on Sunday […]

West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey

The Survey is housed in a converted state park lodge that overlooks Cheat Lake. There is a mini-museum displaying minerals, fossils, casts of T-Rex, Triceratops, Stegasaurous and Allosaurus skulls and a full-sized Edmontosaurus dinosaur mounted on the wall.