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Barbour County Historical Museum

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Address: 146 N Main St, Philippi, WV

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Mummies and more!

Great little museum and delightful people who share the history. They are eager to explain artifacts and tell stories. The mummies are a neat piece of local history that tie to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
BCutright
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Bridgeport, WV
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Bridgeport, WV
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great little museum and delightful people who share the history. They are eager to explain artifacts and tell stories. The mummies are a neat piece of local history that tie to another great attraction over in Weston. My only complaint is that its tough to catch this nice little museum open. I suggest calling ahead before making the trip.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We very surprised by this little place. Great town history, The gentelman was very nice to chat with, and had great history to tell you about!

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Thank Bernadine P
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

Great Visit!! Call to make sure they are there!! In cases when there are no visitors,, they wont wast resources hoping someone comes by!!

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Thank Brian J
Clarksburg, West Virginia
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

Wish someone had shown up. It would have been nice to have some guidance to the numbered markers I keep seeing in front of the homes and businesses indicating sometime historic happened. Really wanted to your the small museum. :(

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Thank dmwnc1959
Philippi,WV
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

This little place has very limited hours. But once you make it in, it's pretty neat. They have old doctors tools, old money, and of coarse the mummies!! The story behind the mummies is pretty neat! Def worth stopping in to take a look!

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Thank partygirl602
Decatur, Georgia
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2014

Having read about "Mummies of the Insane" on RoadsideAmerica.com, I had to see them while I was in West Virginia. It is WELL worth the trip. I arrived around 3 PM on a Friday and they were open. The museum seems to open only on weekends; you should probably call first to see if they're open. The docent was magnificent,... More 

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Elkins, West Virginia
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2014

Throughout the day long trails of railroad cars travel passed the Philippi Train Station, but the trains no longer stop for passengers. Instead, the cars are loaded down with coal and other products and pass by the small station with its stucco roof. Visitors come to the station for a different reason now. Housed within the retired station is a... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2013

If you are already in Philippi and you have a spare hour this place is worth checking out, it has many civil war exhibits and even two mummies.

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2 Thank lostlanternoa
Robson, West Virginia
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Reviewed 22 May 2008

We dropped in here only expecting to stay for maybe 5 minutes, since the main reason we even stopped was to take pictures of the covered bridge. There was a neat old lady inside that pretty much explained Philippi's history to us with lots of detail! We didn't get to see the mummies, but she told us all about them.... More 

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Reviewed 16 May 2006

Would that we could have spent much more time in this fascinating museum . . . the attraction had been the Philippi Covered Bridge but so happy to have found the museum, with its 'mummies' as well as so much historical knowledge imparted by lady tour guide on 06 May 2006 (my apologies for having lost note with lady's name,... More 

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