The Official Web Site of the Town of Rowesburg
Join thousands of visitors who come to Rowlesburg from the 1st of May to the end of December!
WHAT TO DO IN THE AREA? Hike the Allegheny Trail, tour Civil War Battle sites, or watch and photograph the famous West End railroad, still in operation. Join us for the spring to celebrate the Victory of Rowlesburg. Historic Rowlesburg was a critical railroad link during the Civil War. Its famous bridges were a target of Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis.
Civil War Reenactment, 2010
Or, come and see the River City Arts festival on Memorial Weekend. The WWII Reenactment is held in June each year with groups from several states.
Historian, Steve French, was a big hit with his talk on the Jones-Imboden Attack on Rowlesburg in 1863. He was the keynote speaker this year at the River City Festival of the Arts with its focus on WV Statehood. His books on railroads and the Civil War are available by contacting him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Festivals and still more festivals! Rowlesburg is the new home of the WV Bicycle Racing Association Championship Race, and the fall Time Trials. Then there is Labor Day Weekend and the famous Ox Roast, and the West Virginia Chestnut Festival on Columbus Weekend. The Christmas Market tops off a year of festivals. But, come any weekend and walk among lifelike soldiers in the spectacular WWII Museum, open all summer, and take in the priceless collection of B&O model bridges. The bridges were built for the 1927 Centenary Celebration. Several of the models typify bridges used to carry the railroad across Cheat River. The bridges are on loan from the B&O Railroad Museum.
For all of the things to do and see click below. You'll always enjoy your time in Rowlesburg, West Virginia! Keep up with activities by joining Rowlesburg Friends on facebook.
For river activities contact Blackwater Outdoor Adventures in nearby St. George. They rent canoes and kayaks, and they run rafts on the Narrows just north of Rowlesburg.
For tour opportunities contact Mountaineer Country Tours in Kingwood. JoAnn Peterson is the owner. Call: 304-329-6336.
Click HISTORY for photos and prints of early Rowlesburg.
For RVs and campers contact Lester McCrobie at 304-454-9781. Tent camping allowed. Electric, water and dump site. On Cheat River near Rowlesburg. For other camp sites and RV parking, click RV and Camper GUIDE.
The remarkable Arthurdale Heritage Center is less than a half-hour by car. Don't miss the July Hertage Festival!
Labor Day Weekend Festival--Ox Roast
Centenary Model Bridge Exhibit--Szilagyi Center.
Reenactors at the RR bridge they defended in 1863.
Union troops firing at Confederate Calvary in Battle of Rowlesburg bridge
We look forward to hearing from you.
Margaret Scholar, Mayor; Kim Felton, Town Recorder; Tim Weaver, Commissioner of Tourism & Economic Development, Mayor's Office, Town Hall, Rowlesburg, P.O. 458, WV 26425 email@example.com
Tim Weaver, web administrator
Northern WV Model Train Show--Labor Day Weekend.