Address: 28 Main Street Point Pleasant, WV 25550 View Map
Phone: 304 674-0144

About Us

The building which houses 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.

The Museum is 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
Monday - Closed

Conference Room 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 $5.00 - Adults $2.00 - Children FREE to Life Members.  Call for group rates.
Jack Fowler, Director


Point Pleasant River Museum FAQ

When and where will Tribute to the River be Held?
Sept. 3rd at the Point Pleasant River Front Park

What Kind of activities do you have?
There will be over 20 sternwheel boats, tours of working towboats, games for both adults and children, entertainment and food. Saturday night the Band of Brothers Band will be entertaining.

Why is it called Tribute to the River?
It's a time to remember and recognize deceased men and women who worked in the marine industry by reading their names and placing a wreath on the water in their honor.

I understand you also give a special award.
Yes, we recognize a person who has made significant contribution to the growth and success of the Marine Industry.

Can you tell us who is being honored this year?
Yes, we are presenting the Lifetime Achievement Award to Capt. Dale Manns, founder of Superior Marine in South Point, OH.

Museum Staff...

Middle: Jack L Fowler, Executive Director
Left: Martha Fout, Gift Shop & Special Projects Coordinator
Right: Ruth Fout, Administrative Assistant