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Small Town Getaway, Big Time Charm

 

When you visit downtown Buckhannon, you’ll find locally owned restaurants, specialty shops & boutiques, West Virginia hospitality, and more. You’ll love strolling up & down the historic streets of Buckhannon.

A quick drive south, you’ll shift to the great outdoors with the WV Wildlife Center, pristine rivers and peaceful scenic views to create a laid-back trip to West Virginia.

Within 30 minutes, you’ll find a resort & spa, excursion train rides, and endless opportunities to create an adventure & lasting memories.

 

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Civil War Sites

West Virginia traces its very origins to the Civil War, and 150 years later it’s still possible to experience the…

Civil War Sites

West Virginia traces its very origins to the Civil War, and 150 years later it’s still possible to experience the history of the War Between the States.

38 West Main Street | Destruction at the Courthouse: After defeating the town’s Union defenders Jenkins’s cavalry marched the prisoners to the courthouse and made them burn weapons and ammunition here. The building was used for storage and housing by Federal troops later in the war, causing considerable damage.

Park Street | General George McClellan: Visit Buckhannon City Park on Park Street to learn more about McClellan, a Union general, and the shifting of loyalties during the Civil War. While this area remained staunchly pro-Union during the Civil War, the Buckhannon support continually shifted sides as troops from both sides would arrive.

16 Marion Street | Jenkins in Buckhannon: Confederate General Albert Jenkins overcame some Union resistance here during his late summer 1862 cavalry raid. Jenkins was attracted to the town because of vast amounts of Union supplies stockpiled here. He attacked August 30 and scattered men from several Union units attempting to defend the town.

88 Rock Cave Road | Kesler’s Raid: In September 1863, Confederate Major Joseph Kesler led a raid through Upshur County aimed at capturing Sutton. As Kesler made his way back to his base in Pocahontas County, he captured seventy Union militia men at Centerville which earned him praise from his commander. Hardship and death was in store for the majority of the captured, however, others were sent to Confederate prison camps.

99 Edmiston Way | The Bassle House: After occupying Beverly for four days, Confederate General John Imboden led his wing of cavalry here to reunite with the wing under Gen. William Jones during their 1863 raid. After conferring, the Confederates moved on to Weston. Long lines of cavalry and wagons passed this spot May 2, 1863.

www.civilwartraveler.com

 

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Hampton Inn

Phone: 304.473.0900 Hampton Inn is your home base for exploring the surrounding national and state parks in the Allegheny Mountains. Enjoy…

Hampton Inn

Phone: 304.473.0900

Hampton Inn is your home base for exploring the surrounding national and state parks in the Allegheny Mountains. Enjoy great value with unexpected delights, such as a heated indoor pool, fitness center, fully equipped business center and multi-function meeting space in Buckhannon, WV.

1 Commerce Boulevard, Buckhannon WV
www.hamptoninn.com/buckhannon

Flavor

Hutte Restaurant

Phone: 304.924.6435 The Hutte Swiss Restaurant is located in Helvetia, WV, which was settled by a group of Swiss and…

Hutte Restaurant

Phone: 304.924.6435

The Hutte Swiss Restaurant is located in Helvetia, WV, which was settled by a group of Swiss and German immigrants who came via Brooklyn, NY, in 1869. Enjoy classic Swiss & German food, sourced from local farmers and markets.

1 West Main Street, Helvetia WV
www.facebook.com/Hutte-Swiss-Restaurant

Shopping

Dinah’s Boutique

Phone: 304.924.6462 We are a small boutique in West Virginia with probably the largest selection of wedding, bridesmaids, prom, pageant,…

Dinah’s Boutique

Phone: 304.924.6462

We are a small boutique in West Virginia with probably the largest selection of wedding, bridesmaids, prom, pageant, mother of the bride, flower girl and ring bearer apparel in the state. We have over 6,000 gowns in stock. We rent and sell.

385 Bridal Ridge Road, French Creek WV
www.dinahsboutique.com

Events

Bluegrass Preserves

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Live music by the Bluegrass Preserves every Thursday Night from 7-9 PM at Audrey's Restaurant!

Bluegrass Preserves

Bluegrass Preserves

Thursday, November 23, 2017

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Audrey’s Downtown Restaurant
38 North Kanawha Street
Buckhannon, West Virginia 26201

Several years ago Lewis Anderson, at the time a county deputy, began the first bluegrass gathering at the county jail. From there over a period of a few years it moved around. From the jailhouse it moved to Lester Kendrick’s music store on Main Street, to an industrial building where Lowes now sits, to Lewis County, and now back in Buckhannon. This energetic, live performance is great fun!

Live music by the Bluegrass Preserves every Thursday Night from 7-9 PM at Audrey’s Restaurant!

Meet Here

Event Center at Brushy Fork

Phone: 304.472.4938 Our modern, new facility features a variety of flexible layout options with rooms that can accommodate up to…

Event Center at Brushy Fork

Phone: 304.472.4938

Our modern, new facility features a variety of flexible layout options with rooms that can accommodate up to 400 guests. Amenities include HD projectors, touch-pad sound system, place settings, tables & chairs, ample parking and a loading dock.

We are conveniently located in Buckhannon, just off Route 33 and minutes from Interstate 79.

14 East Main Street, Buckhannon WV
www.eventcenterwv.com
EventCenter@VisitBuckhannon.org

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