Preserving History

The Wheeling National Heritage Area celebrates the city’s dramatic setting along the Ohio River, providing experiences in Victorian architecture, waterfront park development, historic city markets, renovated industrial buildings featuring retail shops, restaurants and interpretive exhibits, and West Virginia Independence Hall, the birthplace of the state of West Virginia during the Civil War.

Features

National Park Service

Experience Your America

Discover nearly 400 national parks on the official National Park Service webpage. Some may be closer than you think.

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What are National Heritage Areas?

What are National Heritage Areas?

They are designated by Congress as places where natural, cultural, and historic resources combine to form a cohesive, nationally important landscape.

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Park Partners

Park Partners

The Wheeling National Heritage Area Corporation leads community efforts to recognize, communicate and preserve Wheeling’s heritage.

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