Point Pleasant River Museum & Learning Center

28 Main Street, Point Pleasant WV  304 674-0144
Monday thru Friday: 10:00 to 3:00
Saturday and Sunday: Closed


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)

      River Museum New Location - 320 Main St                                                        Simulator Video
      Museum Interior         

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

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This glassware is a collector’s item. The West Virginia plant has shut down and will no longer be making this glass.
All Fenton glass is on sale for 25% off and 90% of the sale benefits the Point Pleasant River Museum & Learning Center.
This makes a wonderful gift. You can add to someone’s collection or start one for them.
Call the river museum at 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)