Conveniently located on HWY 612 off route 19 south of Beckley between Mount Hope and Oak Hill, WV. OR off interstate 77 at the Mossy Exit onto HWY 612
Open May 1st. thru October 31st. 2017
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday, Tuesday,Wednesday are appointments,reservation, private tours, family groups these 3 days are closed to general public. Call, Text, or voicemail (304) 266-0788 email email@example.com
While making your vacation plans for 2017, consider touring the oldest, only one and last of its kind, Coal Camp Company Store. Experience the rich history as we celebrate the heritage of the West Virginia Coal Miner, his family, and Coal Camp Life.
Join us for an interactive guided tour and explore the cultural history mysteries in this circa 1890 architectural treasure. Unravel the question, ♥Why a hidden safe? ♥Where is the secret second floor? Operate the original hand operated elevator. Send a postcard from the Whipple post office. Discover curiosities on the 3rd floor ballroom. Explore the dark corners of the basement. Walk in the footsteps of the coal mining families.
Hear untold stories,experience legends and lore making the West Virginia coal mining era a Heritage not to be forgotten. This very unique architectural structure sold everything from candy to caskets, and was the center of the coal camp life.The continual preservation work to this beautiful building allow us to Enjoy a piece of timeless history
30 Minute tour/ $10 per person
For those that ask, "What is this place,Why does the building have an artistic appearance?" We will cover the workings of the porch, freight room, center room, security system, scrip, bookkeeping and the Vault.
This tour is for the visitor that is pressed for time but wishes to get a glimpse of the past and enjoy some of the main part of the structure.
"V I P" Tour $20.00
Spend 90 minutes with us and experience the way life in the company store, coal camp and mining community was. While many think of this tour as "HISTORY" many of these life lessons have followed us into our modern day. We will explore and interact with the freight room, center shopping area, post office, ballroom, learning about the Collins family and the unique one of a kind, architecture. Interaction between docent and visitor allow for personal questions and a behind the scenes adventure. Call for questions 304 266-0788 this tour can be scheduled at any time with reservation. Walk up tour when guide is available.
Haunted History An October event 8:30 pm-11:00 pm $30.00 per person private tours can be scheduled for anytime during the season with a minnum of 4 people The building has been a noted haunted structure since 1954. If you enjoy haunted stories and experiences, paranormal research, or the deep,dark,secrets of the past this may be the tour for you. Reservations required for this nightime tour- 304 266-0788 firstname.lastname@example.org see our Haunted History page.