Sunday, August 27, 2017
Coal Mine Tours
Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine - New River Park
Friday, Saturday & Sunday / 10:00am - 5:30pm
The Exhibition Coal Mine is the largest and most popular coal heritage destination in the region and has recently completed an extensive renovation that includes a company store, visitor center, coal museum, fudgery and gift shop. The actual tour takes visitors below ground, under the supervision of an experienced veteran coal miner. Traveling 1500 feet beneath the hillsides of New River Park, visitors are carried along track, riding authentic "man cars" from the mine entrance, to old working areas of the coal mine and back. Stops throughout the tour explore the history of low-seam coal mining from the hand-loading days into the era of modern mechanization. *Admission to the Mine is discounted during the Appalachain Festival by showing your ticket stub from the Appalachian Festival Arts & Crafts Fair
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Marty Schaerer crafts a wide variety of original jewelry including items such as necklaces, pendants, and rings.
Tour Historic Wildwood House Museum
Sunday 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Tour the historic home of Beckley's Founder, General Alfred Beckley. The Wildwood House is located on South Kanawha Street across from the Memorial Baptist Church in Beckley. Tours are only $3.00 per person!