The former building which housed 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. Unfortunately tragedy struck and a fire gutted the former museum location, however today we are building a brand new facility just up the street and cant wait for it to open around November, 2021.
The New Location opening soon!
The Museum and Learning Center is normally 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
However we are currently under construction and hope to be open to the public 15 November 2021
We are currently operating a temporary office at 221 Main Street
Pt Pleasant, WV
Please stop in and ask us how you can help build the dream!
Monday - Thursday 10:00 AM to 5:00PM
Conference Room will be 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 $10.00 - Adults $5.00 - Children under age 10 FREE for Life Members, Military, Veterans, Law Enforcement, Emergency Service members and River Industry employees also receive a 25% Discount!
(Valid ID is required for the discount.)
Purple Heart and Medal of Honor recipients receive a 50% Discount for them and all attending the museum with them.
(Valid Membership card for the Military Order of the Purple Heart or Congressional Medal of Honor Society are valid for verification.)
Please call for group rates!
James McCormick Captain (RET)
River Museum and Learning Center Director
Museum Board of Directors
Clifford "Butch" Leport - President
John Sang - Vice President
Dennis Brumfield - Treasurer
James McCormick - Executive Director, Secretary
Mayor Brian Billings
Charles Humphreys (Honorary)
Capt. Brian Patterson
Capt. Steve Pearson
Capt. Robert "Bob" Shaw