West Overton Museums
between 1800 and 1859, West Overton is the only pre-Civil War village
still intact today in Pennsylvania. Named to the National Register
of Historic Districts in 1985, it is an outstanding example of a
19th century rural industrial village.
Tours of West Overton include: The Homestead, Summer Kitchen. Wash
House, Spring House, Barns, Garden, Blacksmith Shop, and the Distillary
- view the film Pillars of Fire illustrating the process
of turning coal into coke
- enjoy aguided tour of the Homestead
- take a self-guided tour of the village.
Special events throughout the year include
- Cival War Encampments (May, August)
- Juried Quilt shows (June)
- Special exhibits, barn dances, seasonal activities.