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Marion County Historical Society

211 Adams St, Fairmont, WV 26554-2861
+1 304-367-5398
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Hidden secrets

This home has some hidden secrets. Not only goes it have interesting artifacts inside, it has a... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2017
Alderson, West Virginia
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Great local and state history

Surprisingly diverse and rare artifacts. From arrow heads to the glass collection of the now... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2016
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
211 Adams St, Fairmont, WV 26554-2861
+1 304-367-5398
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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

This home has some hidden secrets. Not only goes it have interesting artifacts inside, it has a prison! Yes. The prison attached to the house used to be the original prison for the town. Located in the house and home of the governor and his...More

Thank bethryan20
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Surprisingly diverse and rare artifacts. From arrow heads to the glass collection of the now closed Owens Illinois plant The docent was thorough , enthusiastic and had a wealth of knowledge. The society is housed in the Sheriffs house ( beautiful ) and connected to...More

Thank Lemuel12
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This was a surprise. There was more packed in this little building then I thought. The lady that was there was so nice and she was very knowledgeable about the history of the building and the item in there. The first post office and we...More

Thank lhebert4205
Reviewed 29 June 2016

The society sells nice gifts. The house inside has wonderful antiques that compliments the architecture of the house.

Thank Laurelle S
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Many interesting historical exhibits. Knowledgeable volunteers there to assist. See Dora Kay Grubb for assistance and information.

Thank Diane H
Reviewed 4 May 2016

This museum is in an old school house. All of the artifacts are presented in various classrooms which creates an environment of going back into time. It is excellent and a definite must see.....especially the cabin at the back of the property!

Thank DMK67
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Nice how they turned the old jail into an information center in town,the place was closed when I was there but looked nice throgh the windows.

Thank cainrcc
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Good place to visit for Marion county history, as it is the old Sheriff's residence. The back of the house is actually attached to the old jail.

Thank FoxyFrog
Reviewed 12 February 2016

on my way home from Alabama,[i live in Ohio] i made the decision to stop in fairmont for the night to rest up and see some sights,as this is father's home town and i had never been there. i did visit the County Historical Society,...More

Thank Rebecca B
Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

This is a great place to learn about the area and the wardens of the past. There is a jail on the back part of the house. It's a nice surprise. Don't forget to check out the courthouse next door too.

Thank Liz Everett W
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