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Local Attractions

Restored Victorian mansion and gardens with 1870 house, carriage house and barn on 22 acres. Open to the public for tours May thru December. Weddings, receptions, conferences and meetings available. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Furnished groom’s room and bride’s suite. Victorian doll house in the nursery. Located on Rt. 76 about 1 mile west of the Rt. 119 intersection just north of Philippi. (304) 457-2415

Anna Jarvis House
Restored home of founder of Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day Celebration held 2nd Sunday in May. Located at Barbour & Taylor County line. (304) 265-9894

Audra State Park
Located along the banks of the Middle Fork River; there are 365 acres with 65 campsites, swimming, picnicking and trout fishing. Leave Belington on Rt. 11 and follow signs. (304) 457-1162

Barbour County Courthouse
Built in February 1903, it was constructed of hand-cut Hummelstown stone. It replaced the first courthouse that housed Union troops during the Civil War. Located on Main Street in Philippi (304) 457-4339

Barbour County Historical Society Museum
Contains Civil War and other historical memorabilia from Barbour County. It was opened in 1985 in a restored train depot at the east end of the Covered Bridge in Philippi. (304) 457-4846

Carrolton Covered Bridge
Built in 1856, it is the second longest and third oldest covered bridge in WV. It spans the Buckhannon River. Located off U.S. Rt. 119 in Carrolton, WV.

Laurel Mountain Battlefield
Located just 2 miles from Belington; this was the site where Confederate General Robert S. Garnett camped with 2-3,000 troops. Pavillion for public use. (304) 823-1611

Moats Falls
The Tygart Valley River that flows through Moatsville, WV is the site of these beautiful, serene falls. This area is an outdoor lover’s paradise.

Philippi Covered Bridge 
The only two-lane covered bridge still in use on a Federal highway. Erected in 1852, it served the North and South during the Civil War, has survived floods, ice jams and damage from trucks for 147 years. It was two-thirds destroyed by fire on February 2, 1989 but has been completely restored using hand tools and carpentry methods of the 19th century.

Pleasant Creek Hunting and Fishing Area
Surrounded by Tygart Lake on three sides. Offers 40 trailer/tent sites. Boat ramp, hunting and fishing and shooting range. (304) 457-5144

Teter Creek Public Fishing Area
Public Fishing, 20 campsites, pavillion and boat ramp, picnic areas. South of Nestorville, North of Belington, WV, off Rt. 92. (304) 457-5144 or (304) 367-2720

Twin Lakes Campground
Open April-October, 180 campsites, 40 tent or trailer sites, all conveniences, swimming pool, picnicking, fishing ponds. Belington, WV (304) 823-2021

Valley Furnace
This old iron furnace, built in 1848, produced 4.5 tons of iron daily. The furnace stands on Rt. 38, Valley Furnace, WV. (304) 457-4846 

124 North Main St. Philippi, WV 26416

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