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This nationally recognized museum presents the intriguing history of the oil and gas industry, including how the accumulation of wealth from oil impacted West Virginia's statehood. Also expanded displays on the Civil War and local industries.
This is a very interesting and unique museum. I was not aware until I toured the museum of the impact of oil and gas exploration on the history and statehood of West Virginia. A must see for every West Virginian (and out-of-stater as well!). I...More
We went to the museum thinking we would only be there for a short period. We were there for four hours, and could have stayed longer! The docent was amazing with his knowledge of oil and gas, mechanics, and the extensive history of Parkersburg and...More
I didn't expect the museum to be as big as it is. They have a ton of stuff in there but you are pretty much left on your own to figure it out. It was still pretty interesting and we should have allowed a couple...More
A very interesting museum covering the Parkersburg area history, not just oil and gas. The docent is a life long area resident and knows the history of the area. I spent 3 and a half hours there and learned much of the area history. Check...More
The reviews here, positive and not-so positive, are pretty accurate. I just want to add that there are lots of machines and tools and other items that kids can handle, so budding engineers and other curious kids will enjoy this place. Thanks for a cool...More
This has been on my bucket list for years. My fiance and I finally got to check it out recently. You go in one room to watch about 7-10 minute video on the history of the oil & gas industry in WV. Afterwards, we started...More
There is so much history under one building it's amazing. They have so many antiques not just gas and oil stuff. If you like history, cool old things, and love history you don't want to miss this little gem. It's cheap to get in I...More
This was a tremendously fun visit. I enjoy museums with a historic theme, but am only mildly interested in the oil and gas industry. But I very much enjoyed my visit and learned a lot, especially about the local background. This old hardware building is...More