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Whipple Company Store and Museum

7485 Okey L Patteson Rd, Scarbro, WV 25917-8003
+1 304-266-0788
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Great place

We live less than an hour away and had talked about visiting numerous times. Visited with our... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Byron T
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Summersville, WV, United States
Unimpressed with the tour guide

We went to learn about the history of coal towns in West Virginia, and our tour guide was a British... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
LiverpoolGal17
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Whipple is a one of a kind architectural historic site. The mysteries that abound leave you wanting more stories,more time and more answers,about coal camp life. We are hands on and offer personal, non scripted tours so you may understand the secrets that were incorporated into this unique structure. If you need special times or a haunting history tour we can accommodate you. Whipple company store is the place you won't want to miss while visiting the New river Gorge area of West Virginia. We are one of the best kept secrets from the 1900's
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7485 Okey L Patteson Rd, Scarbro, WV 25917-8003
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+1 304-266-0788
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Reviewed yesterday

We live less than an hour away and had talked about visiting numerous times. Visited with our neighbor and her 2 grand daughters. I wish we had visited earlier. Will definitely be visiting again. Will take our grandchildren when they visit. If you are interested...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

We went to learn about the history of coal towns in West Virginia, and our tour guide was a British man who had moved there recently. He had a lot of information but sometimes would relay it to us then say something along the lines...More

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Joy L, Owner at Whipple Company Store and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

I am very glad you responded, it makes things so much easier to make improvements when we hear from the visitors. I cannot make your last tour any different but can promise you another tour if you plan to visit again that will be complimentary...More

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Reviewed 24 October 2017

Was expecting a 30min stop on the way home, turned out to be over an hour. Great tour was given and it being a private non-profit museum you are allowed to touch everything (unlike the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine Museum down the road) Fascinating stories...More

Thank F B
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Joy L, Owner at Whipple Company Store and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

So glad you enjoyed your tour. I hope you will get a chance to return again and follow our preservation process.

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

This place was a wonderful experience. I was visiting WV on a personal coal mining expedition. The museum was supposed to be closed the day I was going to be in town but I contacted the owner, Joy Lynn, and she said she would give...More

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Joy L, Owner at Whipple Company Store and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Thank you.. Hope your coal heritage tour has gone well for you.

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

If you are visiting the area, or trying to decide where to go in West Virginia - this Whipple Company Store and Tour is a definite Must see! Joy is the most excellent story guide and hostess. You will learn about the early years of...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

It is a very short drive from Rt 19 and easy to find. The architecture of the building is very unique. I believe this is the only coal store of this design still standing in WV. I took the 30 minute tour which gives you...More

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Joy L, Owner at Whipple Company Store and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Thank you for the review, hope you plan a return visit soon. Joy

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

amazing stories of old coal mines, artifacts and much other things and a real tri back in time it's very eye opening.

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Joy L, Owner at Whipple Company Store and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Enjoyed our visit. thanks for the nice review. Joy

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Reviewed 28 September 2017

The Whipple Company Store turned out to completely exceed my expectations. Joy gave us a tour of the building and its very unique architectural features and history. Inside, we saw a number of artifacts, including a terrific photo collection. I feel like I learned a...More

Thank TravellerChristina
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Joy L, Owner at Whipple Company Store and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

thank you for the wonderful review. I hope you plan a visit next season, we are always expanding our museum with stories, photos and rich heritage of coal mining families. Joy

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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Interesting tour of this surviving company store with unique architectural features. Included incites into the lives of regular coal miners.

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Joy L, Owner at Whipple Company Store and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

thank you.

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Reviewed 19 July 2017

Traveled to this area to relax and do some sight seeing in mid July. Had read about the Whipple store on a things to do in area website. Tour was great. Guide answered all questions and gave us more than enough time to take everything...More

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bella672c
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Response from Joy L | Property representative |
Our tour prices are $10.00 for a 30 min. Tour. $20.00 for a 90 min. Tour. for more info on what is included in the tour please see our website
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