Interpretive Center

313 D Street • South Charleston, WV • 304-720-9847
Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. & Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

South Charleston Interpretive Center of the Mound and Midland Trail

It is with great excitement and pride that we welcome you to visit the Center. It is the first of many which will be established in the state of West Virginia. The purpose of the Center is to inform you of the beauty, history and importance of the Midland Trail and the Adena Indians. We want to travel back in time to learn of the people and culture, which once existed along the trail.

The center is made possible from the generous funding by the state and federal highway departments and the city of South Charleston.

The Center features the Criel Mound (Creel). Throughout the facilities you will find exhibited models, artifacts, brochures, pictures, films, a reader rail, maps of various other Adena Indian Mounds located in the area and maps of the six counties on the Midland Trail. A kiosk which will inform you of the area history is also housed at the Center.

Exhibits will be rotated. At present the Center is featuring Union Carbide, Blenko Glass and the coal industry. The Center has books, CDs, and a vintage film of the Midland Trail in 1929, which can be checked out by teachers. Schools also exhibit their work in the Center. Programs are offered to churches, schools and organizations.