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  1. Belle Boyd House

    Famous civil War Spy, Belle Boyd, spent part of her childhood in this house built in 1853. During the war, she supplied information to...

    City: Martinsburg

  2. Bulltown Historic District

    In 1863, Confederate forces led by William L. "Mudwall" Jackson, cousin of "Stonewall" Jackson, attempted to overtake Union fortifications...

    City: Burnsville

  3. Burning Springs Park

    Money. Power. Politics. War. Prosperity. A self-guided tour presents the captivating stories of the nation's first oil and gas field. See...

    City: Elizabeth

  4. Camp Allegheny 1861-1862

    This haunting, windswept encampment was successfully defended on December 13, 1861, when Confederate Gen. Edward Johnson’s troops repelled...

    City: Bartow

  5. Cannon Hill - Rowlesburg

    Cannon Hill in Rowlesburg rises above Cheat River on the north side of town. It is a historic site for it's strategic location during the...

    City: Rowlesburg

  6. Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park

    Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park is located on the rim of the Gauley River Canyon only minutes from Summersville Lake. This official...

    City: Summersville

  7. Cheat Summit Fort

    General George B. McClellan ordered this fort to be built in 1861 to secure the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike and protect the Baltimore and...

    City: Elkins

  8. Craik-Patton House Museum

    Craik-Patton House, a Greek Revival style home built in 1834 by James Craik, whose grandfather was George Washington's friend and personal...

    City: Charleston

  9. Dr. Robert B. McNutt House

    Dr. Robert McNutt House is located at 1522 North Walker Street, Princeton, WV. It is the only house left standing in Princeton after the...

    City: Princeton

  10. Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park

    A peaceful park with a panoramic view now marks the spot where one of West Virginia’s largest and last important battles was fought on...

    City: Hillsboro

  11. Fayetteville Historic District

    The Indirect Artillery Firing method, later used around the world, was first used by Confederate Sergeant Milton W. Humphreys on May 19–20,...

    City: Fayetteville

  12. Fort Boreman Historical Park

    Located just two miles from downtown Parkersburg, the park features a reconstructed Union Civil War fortification, trenches, interpretive...

    City: Parkersburg

  13. Fort Mill Ridge

    This well-preserved earthen fortification was built between March and June 1863. Builders of the fort included the 54th Pennsylvania...

    City: Romney

  14. Fort Mill Ridge Civil War Trenches and Museum

    Fort Mill Ridge Civil War trenches, trails and interpretive signage. In the museum, there are accessible restrooms and an accessible theater...

    City: Romney

  15. Fort Mulligan

    The valley of the South Branch of the Potomac River was a middle ground, situated between the all-important middle Shenandoah Valley and the...

    City: Petersburg

  16. General McClellan’s Headquarters

    Birthplace of the founder of Mother’s Day, this house was used was used as a field headquarters by Union commanders in the summer of 1861....

    City: Grafton

  17. Harpers Ferry

    In 1859 John Brown and his followers marched from the Kennedy Farm in Maryland to the town of Harpers Ferry. Their goal was to seize...

    City: Harpers Ferry

  18. Jefferson County Courthouse

    Built on land donated by George Washington’s youngest brother Charles, this 1836 Greek Revival brick building was the site for the famous...

    City: Charles Town

  19. Jefferson County Museum

    Collection includes the Civil War and John Brown's Raid, china, textiles, toys, photos and documents.

    City: Charles Town

  20. John Brown Wax Museum

    This unique museum details John Brown's hatred of slavery, traces his violent exploits and depicts scenes from his daring raid on Harpers...

    City: Harpers Ferry

  21. Laurel Hill Civil War Battleground

    Site of the longest battle in the Tygart Valley Campaign. Union forces ousted the Confederate army and protected important turnpikes,...

    City: Belington

  22. Lewisburg Historic District

    Dating from the 18th Century, this quaint town was the site of a Civil War battle on May 23, 1862, when Union forces attempted to sever...

    City: Lewisburg

  23. Organ Cave

    A National Historic Landmark plus A National Natural Landmark plus we are on the Civil War Trail. We are the 2nd longest commercial cave on...

    City: Organ Cave

  24. Philippi Covered Bridge & Historic District

    The city of Philippi was the site of the first land battle of the Civil War on June 3, 1861. It also was the site of the first amputation of...

    City: Philippi

  25. Rich Mountain Battlefield & Beverly Historic District

    Site of the July 1861 Civil War battle for control of the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike. This early union victory catapulted Gen. George...

    City: Beverly

  26. Rich Mountain Battlefield Civil War Site & Visitor Center

    Site of the July 1861 Civil War battle for control of the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike. This early union victory catapulted Gen. George...

    City: Beverly

  27. Shepherdstown Historic District

    Established in the 1730s as Mecklenberg, Shepherdstown is the oldest town in West Virginia. In the wake of the Battle of Antietam, only...

    City: Shepherdstown

  28. Stonewall Jackson Birthplace

    The Stonewall Jackson Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, has placed a bronze plaque at 326-328 West Main St in Clarksburg to mark...

    City: Clarksburg

  29. Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum (formerly Weston State Hospital)

    We offer daytime historic tours including museum rooms, night time paranormal tours, overnight ghost hunts, photo tours, festivals...

    City: Weston

  30. West Virginia Independence Hall Museum

    West Virginia Independence Hall, a National Historic Landmark and the birthplace of West Virginia, is located in Wheeling, West Virginia. ...

    City: Wheeling

  31. West Virginia National Cemetery

    This cemetery was established in 1867 by congressional legislation to offer a final resting place for the men who died during the Civil War....

    City: Grafton

  32. WVU Jackson's Mill Historic Area & Lodge

    Site of the boyhood home of General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson. The Old Mill, the last of the original buildings, features a...

    City: Weston

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American Civil War history comes alive in West Virginia, the only state to be born from that tragic conflict.