Point Pleasant River Museum & Learning Center

28 Main Street, Point Pleasant WV  304 674-0144
Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Friday: 10:00 to 3:00
Saturday: 11:00 to 4:00
Sunday: 1:00 to 5:00


The Point Pleasant River Museum and Learning Center focuses on river life and commercial enterprise on the Ohio and Kanawha Rivers. The museum has many displays and video demonstrations.  Special guests will highlight topics such as great floods, boat construction, sternwheel steamers, river disasters and the local river industry's contribution to World War II. The museum also offers a pilot house simulator, aquarium and a research library.
The Musuem introduced a second towboat pilot house simulator on April 21. 2015 (see Waterways Journal article)

       Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr.  Dec. 20, 2018                                               Simulator Video
      Museum Interior         

2,400 Gal. Aquarium - Ohio and Kanawha River fish                            Google Street View
2,400 gallon aquarium   

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LANDAU EUGENE MURPHY, JR December 20, 2018

LANDAU EUGENE MURPHY, JR., winner of Americas got Talent, is coming to Point Pleasant, WV for a benefit concert for the Point Pleasant River Museum & Learning Center. Landau made a surprise visit to the Cincinnati Belle in Point Pleasant, WV July 30th and announced that he will be coming back on December 20, 2018 for this benefit. The tickets are $50.00 each for the gold curve which are the first two rows of the floor seating, this will include meeting Landau and getting a Christmas CD. General seating (seats are numbered) is $35.00. This will be part of Landau's Home for the Holidays Christmas Tour. The event will be held at the Point Pleasant Highschool Auditorium. Call the Point Pleasant River Museum today to get your ticket for the seat you want, 304-674-0144.

Are you looking for a gift for a child who loves boats? Stop by the Point Pleasant River Museum & Learning Center gift shop. We are now carrying a handcrafted tow boat with one barge. This toy/gift is made specifically for the river museum by a local person.

Point Pleasant Athletic Hall of Fame Application pdf

NWS Ohio River at Point Pleasant

Historical Flood Crests at Point Pleasant, WV  (pdf)