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Thurmond Ghost Town

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Thurmond, WV 25936
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Ghost Town

Put Thurmond into you phone and don't use the address listed. Very few buildings are still standing... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Alderson, West Virginia
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An interesting destination

Very much worth the drive to get to this little town. We enjoyed talking to the park employee and... read more

Reviewed June 19, 2017
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Thurmond, WV 25936
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Put Thurmond into you phone and don't use the address listed. Very few buildings are still standing but it was an interesting view. The national park service has taken it over and fixed up the train depo and put in a museum.

Thank bethryan20
Reviewed June 19, 2017

Very much worth the drive to get to this little town. We enjoyed talking to the park employee and getting some background information on the town. We also enjoyed looking at the photos of a time gone by. It was a beautiful and scenic drive...More

Thank Christine H
Reviewed May 22, 2017

At the very end of the road is what is left of this old rail town that served the coal mines in the area. Several old buildings remain and are maintained by the National Parks Service. We just kept driving on the little, narrow road...More

1  Thank alicat067
Reviewed May 7, 2017 via mobile

I've always wanted to go here & while the buildings were awesome, the man running the train station/store was completely rude, hopefully he has been replaced.

Thank kristalnuzum
Reviewed March 7, 2017

Actually, my husband and I learned that people still live in Thurmond, WV. They show movies once a month in the Post Office that feature or mention Thurmond. The movie "Matewan" was filmed here. That being said, this town is a reminder of when coal...More

Thank Sue N
Reviewed January 13, 2017

We enjoyed our visit there. Not 100% a ghost town as there are still 5 people living there. Didn't take long to look around but we enjoyed it. Be mindful of the railway tracks as they are very active

Thank wrxcat
Reviewed December 28, 2016

Half the fun was getting there, Little Townships, Trailers , Old Edsel's etc.It's not really a Ghost Town , it is the remnants of a " Steam Train Town" that got killed by Diesel ! The remaining buildings & infrastructure are a reminder of days...More

1  Thank Skeney57
Reviewed November 23, 2016

Not a lot here, but for anyone who enjoys taking photos along a railroad, pretty scenery and interesting history, it's well worth a stop! Hard to imagine this place used to host 500 people. Take a little walk along the tracks to explore the few...More

1  Thank EmBentley
Reviewed November 8, 2016

My wife and I decided to visit Thurmond on a late afternoon side trip. You will travel down narrow road along the railroad, just follow the signs. We did the trip in a minivan and did not have any problems. Its well worth the visit,...More

Thank Thomas B
Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

I rated this a five do to its photogenic nature. The town is abandoned but still in good shape. The train still comes thru there so you must take care not to be on the track which are very close to the town. Most children...More

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Sophia M
August 10, 2016|
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10 to 5pm Monday to Saterday