Point Pleasant River Museum & Learning Center

28 Main Street, Point Pleasant WV  304 674-0144
Monday thru Thursday: 10:00 to 5:00

About the Museum

The building which houses the Point Pleasant River Museum has had a connection to the river since at least 1854 when it was established as a mercantile by Robert Mitchell. It has also served as a grocery store to accommodate local residents as well as river traffic via the dock just a few yards away at the end of Main Street.
The last owner who used the location as a mercantile was the H. G. Nease Company. Many residents to this day know the Museum building as the "Old Nease Building."
In the 1940s, a local company bought the property and used the structure as storage space. In 1990, the company Hartley, Hartley & Hartley, Inc., donated the building to the City of Point Pleasant for the purpose of creating a River Museum.
After many years of hard work, by numerous volunteers, the Point Pleasant River Museum opened its doors to the public on May 1, 2003.

Museum Staff

Middle: Jack L Fowler, Executive Director
Left: Martha Fout, Gift Shop & Special Projects Coordinator
Right: Ruth Fout, Administrative Assistant

The Museum is Open Year-round
except for Major Holidays
Tuesday - Friday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday Closed

Conference Room available for meetings
Museum is available for weddings, receptions, dinners, business meetings, social gatherings and parties after hours. Call the museum for rates and scheduling 304-674-0144
Group Tours available. School Field Trips and organizations welcome.

Admission $5.00 - Adults $3.00 - Children FREE to Life Members
call for group rates
Jack Fowler, Director


Museum Board of Directors

 Clifford "Butch" Leport - President
John Sang, Vice President
Dennis Brumfield, Treasurer
Jack L. Fowler - Executive Director, Secretary

Meagan Barnes
Mayor Brian Billings
Vernon Clifton
Tom Cook
Mark Groves
Charles Humphreys
K. David “Dave” Jackson
Capt. Brian Patterson
Capt. Steve Pearson
Capt. Robert "Bob" Shaw
Ed Shearer
Jack Sturgeon
Joe Supple
Don Waldie