Point Pleasant River Museum & Learning Center

28 Main Street, Point Pleasant WV  304 674-0144
Monday thru Friday: 10:00 to 3:00
Saturday and Sunday: Closed


The Point Pleasant River Museum and Learning Center focuses on river life and commercial enterprise on the Ohio and Kanawha Rivers. The museum has many displays and video demonstrations.  Special guests will highlight topics such as great floods, boat construction, sternwheel steamers, river disasters and the local river industry's contribution to World War II. The museum also offers a pilot house simulator, aquarium and a research library.
The Musuem introduced a second towboat pilot house simulator on April 21. 2015 (see Waterways Journal article)

      River Museum New Location - 320 Main St                                                        Simulator Video
      Museum Interior         

2,400 Gal. Aquarium - Ohio and Kanawha River fish                            Google Street View
2,400 gallon aquarium   

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Point Pleasant River Museum & Lakin Ray Cook Learning Center located in Point Pleasant, WV is seeking an Executive Director.
The Executive Director is a full-time salaried position which reports to the Board of Directors. The Executive Director is responsible for the overall leadership, direction and management of the organization’s resources to accomplish the museum’s mission.
Position Requirements
• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
• Demonstrable experience in museum administration, management, planning and fundraising
Send resume to: email museum@pprivermuseum.com
Postal address:
Point Pleasant River Museum & Learning Center, P. O. Box 412, Point Pleasant, WV 25550

Museum Director, Jack Fowler (1934-2020) Obituary  (pdf)

Are you looking for a gift for a child who loves boats? Stop by the Point Pleasant River Museum & Learning Center gift shop. We are now carrying a handcrafted tow boat with one barge. This toy/gift is made specifically for the river museum by a local person.

Point Pleasant Athletic Hall of Fame Application pdf

NWS Ohio River at Point Pleasant

Historical Flood Crests at Point Pleasant, WV  (pdf)