513 Ewart Ave
In commemoration of the Battle of Blair Mountain Centennial, Beckley announces Blair Day on September 3rd. All the great tours with added commentary of the significance of the mine wars and the Battle of Blair Mountain. Plus, a FREE gift of the Blair Commemorative Journal.
This hands-on exhibition and underground coal mining tour offer wonderful opportunities for our visitors to learn, explore, interact and share. As the focal points of the City’s lovely New River Park, the Exhibition Coal Mine and the Youth Museum draw thousands of people to the area annually.
- An underground tram takes you for a ride through the dark passages of a vintage coal mine. Guides are veteran miners who provide firsthand accounts of the daily responsibilities and travail of past and present-day miners.
Visitors will get a true representation of early 20th-century coal camp life by visiting the period Coal Camp with restored buildings situated throughout the grounds. In addition to miners’ homes, buildings include the Coal Company House, Superintendent’s Home, Pemberton Coal Camp Church, and the Helen Coal Camp School.
The Mountain Homestead are surrounded by inviting lawns, colorful flowers, picnic areas, an imposing coal miner statue, and a whimsical 20 ft. “Peace Totem”.
The Youth Museum provides insights into the life and work of miners.
And the Gift Shop is stocked with West Virginia items & freshly made fudge.