Explore The Largest Mine Wars Exhibit In America At Matewan’s West Virginia Mine Wars Museum

In a corner of southwest West Virginia lies a museum that documents a dark and troubled era in the history of West Virginia and the nation. The West Virginia Mine Wars Museum, situated in Matewan, presents to the world the long and ongoing struggle of coal miners and their families for humane and just treatment – a struggle that first erupted in violence and tragedy here in Mingo County a hundred years ago. 

Come to the Mine Wars Museum of historic Matewan, reflect on the sacrifices and suffering of generations of miners that built America’s economy, and learn a tragic side of West Virginia history that is seldom recognized. For more of West Virginia’s coal history, don’t miss the coal museum in Boone County, either.

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Address: West Virginia Mine Wars Museum, 401 Mate St, Matewan, WV 25678, USA