West Virginia Independence Hall
West Virginia Independence Hall is located in the northern panhandle of West Virginia at Wheeling, directly off of I-70 – just a 50 minute drive from Pittsburgh, PA. The city is resplendent in Victorian architecture and offers a great variety of family-oriented tour experiences through all seasons. Plan to visit soon. The residents of the “Friendly City” will heartily welcome you.
As you venture through our site, you will discover the story of West Virginia’s unique relationship to the Civil War. Be sure to check out West Virginia Independence Hall itself, as the building’s architecture and history are quite impressive. And be sure to view the newest project, a special exhibit of thirteen Civil War battle flags. We have included many photos and hope you will take the time to view every one. And, lastly but certainly not least, we hope that you will come to the Hall and experience history first-hand.
Tap the buttons at the top and you are on your way to a visit stepping back in time.
Civil War Expert Ed Bearss
On Saturday, August 6, 2016, renowned Civil War expert, legendary battlefield guide, and Historian Emeritus of the National Park Service, Ed Bearss spoke about key Civil War battles involving soldiers from Wheeling in the historic courtroom at West Virginia Independence Hall at 6:30. A dinner with Mr. Bearss at the West Virginia First State Capitol, a fundraiser for the Soldiers and Sailors Monument Fund, preceded the lecture, and an auction, also benefitting the Soldiers and Sailors Monument Fund, followed. Over $2000 was raised fir the Soldiers and Sailors Monument Fund.
A special exhibit of Civil War artifacts on loan from collector Stanley Klos will continue to be available for viewing through September 19, 2016.