Arthurdale is the nation's first New Deal Homestead. Established in 1934, the community provided a new chance at life for residents of North Central WV who were suffering from the Great Depression. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt served as the empathetic force behind the project. She visited the community often to dine with homesteaders, dance the Virginia reel and speak at graduations. Arthurdale Heritage, Inc offers guided tours of the New Deal Homestead Museum which is comprised of a forge filled with original tools, a service station from a bygone era, the historic Center Hall, the federal government administration building, and an original homestead with farm animals, garden and root cellar. Visitors can also explore a craft shop that specializes in quality Appalachian crafts. Open 11 am - 3 pm all year Tuesday-Friday; May-October Saturday 11 am - 3 pm & Sunday noon - 4 pm. Adults $10, Seniors $9, Children 6-12 no charge.
In WV take Rt 7 west from Terra Alta. Travel 18 miles to Reedsville. Turn left at the four-way stop onto Rt 92 South. Travel 1 mile to the visitor center located at the corner of Q & A Roads.
Q & A Rd, WV-92, Arthurdale, WV 26520