A hidden treasure of history

The Beverly Heritage Center invites you to experience the story of Beverly and Randolph County, West Virginia. Learn how this Allegheny crossroads town came to local, state, and national importance by visiting our museum and visitor center at the heart of the Beverly Historic District. Visit Rich Mountain Battlefield to relive one of the earliest battles of the Civil War and see how our community shaped state history and the fate of our nation. See how Historic Beverly Preservation tells the storied past and helps build the vibrant present of our historic community.

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Today a quiet small town, Beverly is a hidden treasure of history in the Tygarts Valley of Central West Virginia. One of the first settlements west of the Alleghenies, Beverly dates back to the late 1700s and was crucial for the Union Army in the early parts of the Civil War.

Beverly Heritage Center combines four historic buildings in the center of Beverly, West Virginia, to tell the story of the Battle of Rich Mountain and the First Campaign of the American Civil War, the pivotal role of the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike, and daily life in a small rural county seat through the 19th Century.

In one of the earliest engagements of the Civil War, Union regiments under the command of General George McClellan attacked and defeated Confederate troops defending a strategic mountain pass on the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike.

Plan Your Visit

Whether you’re planning a day trip, hosting a group event, planning a weekend stay, or looking for regional history, Beverly and Randolph County has something for everyone. Learn more about Beverly area businesses, event rentals, group tour options, and related heritage attractions.

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Our online store features t-shirts and hats, with books, souvenirs, and much more to come. Check back for updates!

The Beverly Heritage Center gift shop specializes in:

  • Locally authored books on West Virginia culture, Civil War history, and more
  • T-shirts and hats
  • Crafts and food products produced in West Virginia
  • Children’s Toys
  • BHC themed Souvenirs

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