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About Beverly Heritage Center

Start your visit to Rich Mountain Battlefield, Historic Beverly, or the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike Byway at the Beverly Heritage Center.

BHC 3D

The Beverly Heritage Center combines four adjoining buildings in the heart of Beverly into one great heritage attraction.

Included are the

  • 1900 Beverly Bank building

  • 1808 Randolph County Court House

  •  1912 Hill building and the

  • 1856 Bushrod Crawford / McClellan’s Headquarters building

The Center has museum exhibits, visitor information, public restrooms, gift shop, and research archives.

   
 

Beverly Heritage Center Story

The Buildings

The Beverly Heritage Center combines four very different historic buildings with a functional 21st century gallery.

Building the Beverly Heritage Center

Some of the story behind the creation of the BHC.


Museum

Enjoy our introductory film and four distinct exhibits showcasing the Turnpike, Courthouse War, Beverly’s Heyday, and the First Campaign of the Civil War.

Crawford Store:

Gift shop for the Beverly Heritage Center and online purchases

Tours, Groups, and Event Venue

Tour groups please talk with us about the special experiences we can provide for your group. Guided tours, living history, and demonstrations can be arranged for your special experience. Call 304-637-7424 or email info@beverlyheritagecenter.org to get set up!

Meeting or event space

The new gallery and the courthouse offer medium-sized public spaces for your meeting or event. Modern kitchen and sanitary facilities are available on site. Call 304-637-7424 or email info@beverlyheritagecenter.org to find out more.

Resource Library and Archives

Researchers are welcome to use our resource library and archives at the Beverly Heritage Center. The library specializes in local history, Civil War, and preservation techniques. The archives collection includes manuscripts and documents (both originals and copies) and oral histories of Beverly residents and folks along the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike. The
collection is not a lending library, but you are welcome to use materials whenever the BHC is open, or to arrange for special appointments. Researchers are invited to contact us in advance to schedule your visit, so we can have someone available to help you

Get Involved

The Beverly Heritage Center is a non-governmental non-profit organization that depends on individual and private supporters to continue. Find out how you can help.


Operating Partners

BHC is a joint operation of three organizations, each with a distinct mission. We invite you to learn more and get involved.

Rich Mountain Battlefield Foundation

The Rich Mountain Battlefield Foundation is working to preserve the Rich Mountain Battlefield and Camp Garnett, so that all of our citizens, now and in the future, will be able to appreciate this vital part of our heritage. 

Historic Beverly Preservation

Historic Beverly Preservation is the non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration, heritage and preservation of historic Beverly.

Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike Alliance

The Staunton - Parkersburg Turnpike Alliance was originally formed in the fall of 1994 to further preservation and promotion of related historic sites in the area. The Beverly Heritage Center lies on the Turnpike route and houses the Alliance and its museum display.


Other Allies & Links

Many allied organizations have played an important role in the developments that led to the Beverly Heritage Center, while others have related programs and goals.

BEVERLY HERITAGE CENTER
PO Box 227 / 4 Court Street  -  Beverly, WV 26253
304-637-7424  - 
info@beverlyheritagecenter.org