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
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.
Middle: Jack L Fowler, Executive Director
Left: Martha Fout, Gift Shop & Special Projects Coordinator
Right: Ruth Fout, Administrative Assistant
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
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
Clifford "Butch" Leport - President
John Sang, Vice President
Dennis Brumfield, Treasurer
Jack L. Fowler - Executive Director, Secretary
Mayor Brian Billings
K. David “Dave” Jackson
Capt. Brian Patterson
Capt. Steve Pearson
Capt. Robert "Bob" Shaw