Drawer AJ, Beckley West Virginia 25802
304-256-1747 Fax 304-256-1798
Alfred Beckley, a general in the Civil War, served as the first clerk of the Circuit Court of the county. Wildwood House, his 1836 log home, is now a museum furnished in period which preserves his many contributions to Raleigh County. The town of Beckley was a commerce center during the high water of coal production at the turn of the century. It still is as county seat for Raleigh County. Open weekends in season.
Other History nearby:
(Salem) Fort New Salem
(Lewisburg) North House Museum
(Lewisburg) Old Stone Presbyterian Church
(Beckley) Wildwood House Museum
10/18 Coming to The Beckley area
West Virginia Strawberry Festival Buckhannon WV May15-19 The Festival is a unique, traditional celebration to promote the strawberry harvest. Enthusiastic volunteers provide good, family style entertainment that offers exciting educational and cultural events for everyone.
Virginia Highlands Festival Abingdon VA August2-11 Showcasing Appalachian arts and crafts.
Appalachian Festival Beckley WV August23-25 The 17th Annual Appalachian Festival is three big days packed with arts, crafts, entertainment, music, food and fun!
Golden Delicious Festival Clay WV August30-September1 The Golden Delicious is the State Fruit of West Virginia. Clay County is the birthplace of the golden delicious. Antique Car Show, Art Auction Baking Contest,
5K Run/Walk, Golf Tournament.