Mathias, located in beautiful Hardy County, West Virginia, is a relatively small dot on the map, even by West Virginia standards — but it houses a surprising number of incredible historic sites and attractions that are well worth a weekend’s exploration … including Robert E. Lee’s father’s summer home dating back to 1800, a historic homestead that was built even a few years prior, in 1797, and multiple buildings built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the much more recent but still historically significant 1930s.

Have you ever visited any of these historic sites tucked away in Mathias, West Virginia? Have you stayed in a Lost River State Park Legacy Cabin? To round out your small town adventure even more, swing by nearby Lost River Trading Post for a meal.

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