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Museum of American Glass

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Address: 230 Main Ave, Weston, WV 26452
Phone Number: (304) 269-5006
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12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Tue 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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A labor of love

This is a volunteer run museum that is jammed packed with examples of the high points of the American working and art glass industry. The collection is extensive and preserves... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 17, 2014
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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64 reviews 64 reviews
15 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is a volunteer run museum that is jammed packed with examples of the high points of the American working and art glass industry. The collection is extensive and preserves the rich history of the many great glassmakers of not only WV but all throughout the Ohio valley. Other displays show the tools and processes used in making glass and... More 

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Pittsburgh PA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

There is something for every glass collector to enjoy. We were there for a weekend to help ID a donation of oil lamps...over 2000 of them! The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and everyone is made to feel welcome when they walk in the door. And it is FREE.

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Havelock, North Carolina
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165 reviews 165 reviews
45 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I love glass and was so excited to learn of this magnificent museum. Admission is free and there is plenty of metered street parking (25 cents per hour). We were greeted when we entered and I was overwhelmed with all the collections, the library, the workshop, the marble collection, the gift shop, the storage of duplicates - I could go... More 

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Davis, West Virginia, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

We had not been to Weston in quite a few years. The little glass museum has grown into a well lit, clean and charming tribute to the glass industry that has been so important to West Virginia. A great research room and gift shop round out the offerings. Be sure to sign up to be a member.

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Pittsburgh
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

In a recent visit to the area we decided to stop in the museum. We are not into glass but we did walk all through the museum. All the cases were clean and bright. We were amazed at all the places where glass had been made. We even learned of some places that had once been near our hometown area.... More 

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Butler, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed the museum - brought back some memories too - just filled with glass pieces from all over the United States - also has a marble collection - each piece was grouped with a similar piece from a different manufacture - just so much to see - we are not collectors but were in awe of some many... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The staff is knowledgeable and friendly . They were very helpful and extended the kindness to our family . I really cannot praise them enough and would recommend if in the area go there and you won't be disappointed .

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Charleston, West Virginia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Due to a completely volunteer staff, this facility is grossly undermanned but incredibly well stocked with West Virginia glass. For those uninformed, the inventory is extensive with most in storage for rotating displays; the place may appear to be only full of glass, but for the collector, historian or tradesman - this is a treasure trove of hand blown, artesian... More 

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

If you are in town for something else, it's something to do. Tons of glass to browse through, but I wasn't overly impressed. We did get a greeting right away from the person working, but when checking out we had to hear about her horrible day and some personal issues. I definitely would not go out of my way to... More 

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Lancaster
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

From other reviews, I expected a more professional place.. They do have a huge collection, but they were not good at telling the story of WV glass making. It's a bit of a hodge podge. Nice volunteers.

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