Basic Information

Over a year, the temperatures vary from low 20s to mid 80s, typically. This area is very humid and has no dry season.

Entrance Fees:

Wheeling Entrance Fee - $0.00

There is no entrance fee for Wheeling National Heritage Area, though some associated organizations may charge individual fees.

The great 1849 suspension bridge of Wheeling extended the National Road west, bringing people and goods to the city. At the northernmost navigable port on the Ohio River, overland routes, river traffic, and railroads converged, attracting entrepreneurs who manufactured iron, steel, nails, textiles, glass, tobacco, and other goods.

The Wheeling National Heritage Area preserves and celebrates the city’s dramatic setting, resources, and history, including its role as the birthplace of the state of West Virginia during the Civil War. For more information, visit:

Last updated: March 7, 2016

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Mailing Address:

1400 Main Street
Wheeling, WV 26003


(304) 232-3087

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