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336 Mate St.
Matewan, WV 25678


The WV Mine Wars Museum preserves and interprets artifacts and historical records of the local communities affected by the Mine Wars, exploring historical events from multiple perspectives through the lives of ordinary people. The museum is dedicated to educating the public about the events of the Mine Wars era, including the history of the United Mine Workers of America in the local area; the Paint Creek-Cabin Creek Strike of 1912-1913; the 1920 Matewan Massacre; and the 1921 Miners March leading to Battle of Blair Mountain. Finally, it aims to educate youth, promote heritage tourism, and foster local economic development.


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The Museum is currently closed for the season. We do however accommodate tour groups in the off-season! If you are interested in bringing a group to tour the museum, contact us to plan your special visit. 

The museum will reopen on April 8, 2017. Our hours for the 2017 season are Saturdays and Sundays from 12-7 PM.


The WV Mine Wars Museum is located in downtown Matewan, directly across from the courtyard in front of City Hall.

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