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With its beautiful river views, well preserved historic homes, and an archeologically significant Native American site, St. Albans offers two distinct areas to explore - the scenic rivers and the quaint, historic downtown.

St. Albans Roadside Park
U.S. Route 60 hugs the Kanawha River through St. albans, offering beautiful scenic views and the opportunity to stretch your legs. Just east of Roadside Park is one of the oldest archeological sites int he United States, where Native Americans camped over 6,000 years ago.

Morgan's Plantation Kitchen
Also located on the scemic riverfront, Morgan's Kitchen was originally part of Morgan's Plantation near the present John Amos Power Plant. Union soldiers were served meals here durng the Battle of Scary Creek, the area's first significant battle of the Civil War.

Historic Olde Main
Budding shopping and arts area anchored by a new streetscape, the newly renovated Alan Theater, Sassafras Junction Puppet Theater, eateries, and specialy shops, including Colonial Design Furniture, Village Sample, By the River Creations, and Curiosity Shop. Fret 'n Fiddle, a music store owned by Joe Dobbs fo Public Radio's "Music from the Mountains'" is around the corner.

St. Albans Historic District Sidewalk Tour
Slef-guided walking tour features 26 properties. The tour begins with St. Mark's Episcopal Church )ca. 1857), which was occupied by Federal troops and their horses during the Civil War, and ends with the Turner/Callihan House (ca. 1832), a one-and-a-half-story Gothic Revival. Thispart of town dates back to 1816 and is listed on the National Register. Pick up a brochure at City Hall.

C&O Train Depot
404 4th Avenue; 304.722.3391
Open by appointment
Fully restored wood-frame depot (ca. 1906) filled with railroad photos, artifacts, and museum pieces. The numerois tall windows, high ceilings and extended overhangs on the roof make this one of the more architecturally detailed depots in West Virginia. Listed on the National Register Historic Places in 1998.

Coal River Water Trail
Paddlers choose from nine unique 6-8 mile trips Class II and under. Tour de Coal 3rd Saturday in June. Float 11 miles from Meadowood Park in Tornado to St. Albans, For a brochure and map, call: 304.419.4417

Unique Restuarants
Hungry diners will appreciate the wide variety of dining options, from the friendly atmosphere of he River's Edge Cafe' to the upscale English tavern ambiance of Aubrey's Yorkshire Pub and Eatery and historic Angela's on the River. Two newest are Shuckers Restuarant on Main Street serving seafood and Italian fair and Sixth Avenue Grill, a family style eatery. All are advised to save room for an old-fashioned ice cream dessert at Mayberry's.

St. Albans City Hall 304.722.3391 www.stalbanswv.com
St. Albans Historical Society  Neil Richardson: 304.727.5972
St. Albans Partnership 304.727.7251
Coal River Group 304.419.4417 www.coalrivergroup.com

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