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in Mercer County have and always will be an attraction for visitors of all ages.

Historic sites / Museums

Baldwin House
126 Summers Street, Bluefield, West Virginia 24701
(205) 540-4754
Features jail cells, secret office of the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency.
Hours: Open by appointment.

Clay Memorial Park
Junction of Route 10 and Route 19, Kegley, West Virginia 24740
(304) 425-5239
First area settlement dating back to 1775.
Hours: open 24 hours
Admission is free

Coal Heritage Trail Interpretive Center
100 Station Square, Bramwell, West Virginia 24715
(866) 858-8959

Located in the reconstructed train depot, explore the museum which houses relics and exhibits of West Virginia’s coal history.  Here you will find mementoes of an era that helped West Virginia emerge as a national leader in energy production. 
Hours: M-F 10-4, Sat 10-4, Sun 1-4
Admission is free

Eastern Regional Coal Archives
600 Commerce Street, Bluefield, West Virginia 24701
(304) 325-3943
Houses Artifacts, Blueprints, Films, Ledgers, Maps, Miner’s Tools, Newspapers, Photographs, Mine Scrip, Railroad Memorabilia and more. 
Hours: Open by appointment.
Admission is free

Historic Bramwell
Main Street, Bramwell, West Virginia 24715
(304) 325-8438
Relive the lavish lives of the coal operators that settled in Bramwell. See the coal baron mansions, train depot and unique shops on this self guided walking tour. Guided tours available for groups of 20 or more year round. Coal Baron mansions are open during the public tour of homes the second Saturday in May and December. Admission is free

Historic Crab Orchard Museum & Pioneer Park
3663 Crab Orchard Road, Tazewell, Virginia 24651
(276) 988-6755
Experience a settler’s life, tour the log stone structures in the Museum’s Pioneer Park.  Gallery displays history from prehistoric times through the 20th Century.
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 9-5
Memorial Day - Labor Day: Sunday 1-5
Admission charges may apply

Mercer County Agricultural Museum
95 Mercer Street, Princeton, West Virginia 24740
(304) 425-3682
Farming artifacts, antique tools and more. Hours: Open by appointment

Mercer County War Museum
1500 W. Main Street, Princeton, West Virginia  24740
(304) 487-3670
Hear stories of veterans who served as you tour the museum filled with war memorabilia. Artifacts from the Civil War to present day wars.
Hours:  M-F 10-4
Admission is free

Pocahontas Exhibition Mine & Museum
300 Centre Street, Pocahontas, Virginia 24635
(276) 945-2134
Walk back into the earth and feel the dampness of the mine on this guided tour.  Hear stories of the miner’s hardships.  See the method of mining used in the 1880’s to the present day.
Hours: Open Weekends only April and May, Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 1-5. Then open Wednesday - Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 1-5 through August. Will open for day or evening Group Tours of 12 or more with prior arrangements.
Admission charges may apply

Princeton Railroad Museum
99 Mercer Street, Princeton, West Virginia 24740
(304) 487-5060
Over 100 railroad lanterns, exhibits of railroad artifacts, artworks, books, photographs, and corporate railroad material.
Hours: May – August 31; Tuesday-Saturday 12:00 noon - 5:00 pm.
September 1 - April 30; Friday & Saturday 12:00 noon - 5 pm, Sunday's 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm. (available for private tours/parties upon request)
Admission charges may apply

Ridge Runner Train
"All Aboard" for family fun!
Hours: Saturday & Sunday's April 1 through September 30, Noon until 6:00pm **Weather permitting**
1780 Stadium Drive, Bluefield West Virginia 24701
(304) 327-2448 - City of Bluefield Parks & Recreation
The train attracted tourists to the world's smallest interstate railroad, but the completion of I-77 in 1976 with tunnels through East River and Big Walker Mountains, took traffic away from old U.S. Route 21-52. The Ridge Runner has found a new home at the Bluefield City Park (Lotito Park), Bluefield, WV. Cost per person: $1.00.

The McNutt House
1522 North Walker Street, Princeton, West Virginia 24740
(304) 487-1502
Last remaining structure in Princeton from the Civil War. First site along the West Virginia Civil War Trail.
Hours: M-F 8-4
Admission is free

Vietnam Memorial
Tourist Information Center
186 Greasy Ridge Road, Princeton, West Virginia 24740
(304) 487-0082
Monument honoring Veterans from an eight county region
Hours – Open 24 hours
Admission is free

Wolf Creek Indian Village
6394 N Scenic Highway, Bastian, Virginia 24314
(276) 688-3438

Working village demonstrating daily living skills; tanning hides, pottery and basket weaving.
Hours: Tuesday –Saturday 10-5
Admission charges may apply