Point Pleasant River Museum & Learning Center

28 Main Street, Point Pleasant WV  304 674-0144
Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Friday: 10:00 to 3:00
Saturday: 11:00 to 4:00
Sunday: 1:00 to 5:00


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)

       Museum Interior                                                                     Simulator Video
      Museum Interior         

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

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Shanty Boat Night  May 11, 2018
More info (pdf)

Bell of Cincinnati River Cruise
July 30, 2018  More info (pdf)

The Point Pleasant River Museum & Learning Center is taking orders for Carlene Thompson's new book "Just a Breath Away". Just as it was last time, the new book will come out in hard cover first with a price of $28.99. Call the river museum (304-674-0144) now to place your order. You will be notified as soon as your book comes in. We will be scheduling a book signing in the near future. Soft cover books will come out at a later date. Call today to get your name on the order.

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)