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)

       Museum Interior                                                                     Simulator Video
      Museum Interior         

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

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Museum Event List for 2017
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Silver Bridge Event - Dec. 15, 2017
There will be a 50th Anniversary of the collapse of the Silver Bridge on Friday, December 15, 2017 at the 6th Street location of the bridge collapse in Point Pleasant, WV at 11:00am. A heated tent will be set up to provide seating for 500. Following the ceremony a reception will be held in the Trinity Methodist Church Community Bldg. across the street. At 5:00pm the evening of the 15th at the time of the collapse of the Silver Bridge there will be an evening event different from the one held earlier in the day but at the same location.

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)