Appalachian Forest Discovery Center

Appalachian Forest Discovery Center, Elkins: Hours, Address, Appalachian Forest Discovery Center Reviews: 5/5

Appalachian Forest Discovery Center

Appalachian Forest Discovery Center
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Visitor Centers • Natural History Museums • History Museums
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Appalachian Forest Discovery Center museum and visitor center is located on the first floor of the historic Darden Mill in downtown Elkins, West Virginia. Here, the visitor will learn about the Appalachian region’s rich cultural and forest heritage: how the people of this region interacted with this dynamic forest resource and how it, in turn, molded and influenced them. Open May-October or by appointment.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Ben D-I
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Great exhibits for FREE
Aug 2019
This is a great way to learn about the region for free. Their latest exhibit on ethnic groups in the area was interesting and informative. They also have a permanent exhibit on the Appalachian Forest National Heritage Area. They also host free public events like film screenings so check their facebook page for updates. You can visit the Railroad museum uptsairs while you are there,
Written November 7, 2019
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Thank you for stopping by! Looking forward to our upcoming rotating exhibit on history of Public Lands in WV. Check us out in the Spring!
Written January 17, 2020
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Herbert G
Chapel Hill, NC69 contributions
Small, but interesting
Jun 2019 • Solo
This museum commemorates the railroads that build cities like Elkins. A section of the museum celebrates the culture of the Appalachians and the different groups that have inhabited it.
Written July 2, 2019
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JohnBCowgill
Washington DC, DC798 contributions
Small But Good
Oct 2018 • Solo
It is a very small place, but it is worth seeing. It gives you much information on the region. Important of all, it is free.
Written October 26, 2018
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Taira L
Elkins, WV87 contributions
Discovery discovered
Jul 2018 • Family
This is an awesome museum in the middle of downtown Elkins. It is located on the first floor of the Darden Mill. The displays change every year so you are always seeing something new. The Appalachian Discovery Center is so informative about the region. It is a very easy stroll from the Depot if you are riding a train. Check out the WV Railroad Museum on the second floor of the Darden Mill.
Written July 13, 2018
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