Barbour County Historical Museum, Philippi

3.6
History Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
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  • I stopped here on my way through Philippi and was so glad I did. The young lady working there was extremely friendly and very knowledgeable. I got to see the mummies and learn more about Philippi. I.....  more »
  • Museum is located right beside the historic Philippi Covered Bridge and is packed full of civil war artifacts and mementos of years gone by. The highlight of the museum has to be the 2 mummies...  more »
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  • As a regular visitor in the beautiful town of Philippi from Richmond, VA, I finally stopped into this museum. I knew that Philippi had some history, especially from the Civil War, but I never realized the vast extent if it. I came in, and a retirement aged gentleman whose name I unfortunately did not catch, was a wealth of information. He knew his history, his town and his State like the back of his hand. This is one of the best small museums, I have ever seen. Some of the exhibits you can see are two mummies and the drum played at the surrender of Appomattox, something more than worthy for the Smithsonian. After seeing the displays and hearing a very interesting one on one lesson from the gentleman I talked to, I came away a more educated man with an even greater appreciation for this community. One a side note, as I started to turn from the counter to get my phone I left in my car, for the first time in my life I had an unexplained moment of dizziness and next thing I knew I was down on the floor before just as quickly coming back around. He was very kind to me, showing me to a private restroom and then offered me one of his personal soft drinks and a chair for me to rest in. I have no idea what happened there but there is a good man behind that counter.
  • Great lesson in history of the civil war and Philippi, WV.

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