The famous Tray Run Bridge, which signifies the importance of the railroad to the state's economy, is featured on the reverse side of the West Virginia State Seal.
Rowlesburg is known for its festivals, Civil War and railroad history and outdoor recreation. Take a trip to places such as the World War II Museum that features mannequins in authentic military uniforms and other war memorabilia, the B&O Museum Bridge Exhibit, the Depot Museum, or tour Cannon Hill, a Civil War battle site. Those wanting to enjoy nature will be able to hike, bike, fish or raft the whitewater.
Locally known as “The Festival City,” Rowlesburg offer visitors a chance to experience a part of history at the semi-annual Civil War re-enactment (battles of Greenland Gap and Rowlesburg) at the Community Park in May. For those wanting to learn more about World War II, an annual re-enactment is scheduled during the last weekend in June where several dozen demonstrations are in store.
Planned for the Memorial Day weekend, the River City Arts Festival offers a variety of live musical entertainment, poetry, parade and more.
The annual Labor Day Weekend Festival includes carnival rides, music, parade, fireworks, tours to Cannon Hill, war exhibits, train show and a famous Ox Roast.
The annual West Virginia Chestnut Festival is on Columbus Day Weekend in October. The festival features a rich array of food, music, seminars, vendors, roasted chestnuts and a banquet with the crowning of King and Queen Chestnut.
Christmas Market is scheduled for the second Saturday in December at the Szilagyi Center. This includes a European-style Christmas mart featuring bratwurst and other foods, Gluewein, crafts, music and decorations. Exhibits also will be open.
Area employers include AT&T, B&B Termites, Bear Enterprises, Bellco Foods, BnA HVAC, Cheat River Limestone, Cheat River Wood Products, Clear Mountain Bank, Cool Springs, Curiosity Shoppe, CSX, Perfect Image, Rowlesburg Printing, Rowlesburg Servicenter, Selective Styles, Sunshine Gifts, TNT Contractors, Verizon and Wolfe Enterprises.