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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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Visit Us

The Museum is open for the season!

In the spring and summer, we are open on Fridays and Saturdays from 11am - 6pm. Drop by and see us! We also love to open the Museum to tour groups, school groups and reporters, by appointment.

Suggested Donation: $5/person

We Welcome Tour Groups!

   If you are interested in bringing a group to tour the museum, contact us to plan your special visit. 

We love to welcome school groups and tour groups to visit the West Virginia Mine Wars Museum. Our Program Fellow is available to meet and greet guests and answer any questions for scheduled groups.

The Museum is open seasonally, from April through October, and we are also happy to accommodate tour groups outside of the regular season. If you would like to bring your group to the museum, regardless of the season, and group is larger than 10 people, please contact us in advance to make arrangements.

More information about other museums, restaurants and recreation opportunities in the town of Matewan is available below. 

Suggested Admission for Tour Groups:  $5/person--and don’t forget to bring a few extra dollars for the gift shop!



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

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