West August Museum
The former Wilson School,
now West Augusta Museum

The Old Cabin
Originally built in Wetzel Co. by George Washington Price in 1870, this log cabin is restored and furnished with authentic items of the era.

The Caboose

Built in 1912 and donated to by the Chessie System, this caboose was moved to Museum grounds by the Consolidated Coal Co.

Hamilton Round Barn on Flaggy Meadow Road
This unusual dairy barn was built in 1912 by Amos C. Hamilton and is one of only two still standing in WV.. It is now on the National Register of Historic Places. This round barn has been restored and houses a fine collection of antique farm equipment, a sleigh, early mining tools and other Mountaineer artifacts. Every Thursday from 9am to 1pm, the Ladies Quilting Group meets here. Schedule your tour to see this heritage craft from beginning to end.


1900s South Penn Oil Company Gasoline Station. This structure was the first filling station here. It has since been restored and moved onto museum grounds.

Mannington, WV
The West Augusta Historic Society
and Museum

The West Augusta Historical Society Museum is housed in the former Wilson School, which was built in 1912. In 1980 the Historical Society purchased and closed the building for renovation until 1982. Today itcurrently houses an astounding number of antique artifacts from the community and shelves of local historical publications. If you want to see ancient Native American artifacts, Colonial, Confederate, Gas, Coal relics, antique furniture, dolls, watches and assorted other memorabilia—this is the place. You can even see "Father of West Virginia" Governor Francis Pierpont's bedstead here!

Within the museum grounds are a two-story log cabin and a retired Chessie System caboose. You can go inside and dream of it being your very own camper cabin. There is also an old post office/gas station so very small you don't need to go inside—just look in the window. What fun this place is! Bring your children. Let them see what things were like in the "olden days."

Our West Augusta Historic Society and Museum and its Round Barn are treasures. Don't miss them!

Open May through September
Sundays 1:30 to 4pm
Weekday Tours by Appointment
January through December

304.986.1252 or 304.986.1298
or P.O. Box 414, Mannington, WV 26582

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