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Wellsville River Museum

Historical society museum

1003 Riverside Avenue
Wellsville, Ohio 43968
United States

On This Very Spot in 1870, Dr. John Hammond constructed and used the building for his Medical Practice to the Railroad Industry and the Town's people. He and his family also occupied it as their residence.

On This Very Spot in 1920, after Dr. Hammond's death, the building was converted to apartments until the early 1940s.

On This Very Spot in 1942, a Nursing Home was introduced into the structure until the mid-60s. It sat vacant until the early 70s when the Wellsville Historical Society purchased the building. After a massive rehabilitation the society opened the Museum for public tours. The Museum's 11 rooms each have their own theme including a Victorian Parlor, Indian and Civil War Artifacts, including the Sword of Col. John Hunt Morgan of Morgan's Raiders. Railroad memorabilia, Riverboat Models, Marine Gear, displays of local Pottery ware, and the original Death Mask of "Pretty Boy" Floyd.

Submitted by: Robert Beresford

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This spot is a historical society museum open to the public.

Condition: Facing the Ohio River at mile 49 you will see a bright red painted and trimmed three story brick Colonial Structure with a Country Store, Firehouse, and Restored Pennsylvania R.R. Caboose on property.

Public Access: From Main St., Wellsville, turn into 10th Steet alongside Methodist Church toward Ohio River.

Parking: Museum has it's own lot on grounds.

Amenities: Restrooms inside Museum. No elevator. Wheelchair Accessible to First Floor only.

Location: In Wellsville, Ohio in Eastern Ohio. Nearby the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia and the border of Western Pennsylvania

Nearest Major Airport: Pittsburgh PA (PIT)

Nearest Rail: Amtrak - Pittsburgh PA

Directions: From North, St. Rt. 7 to Wellsville, St Rt 45 indicated on exit sign. At three way stop continue straight and follow road around onto 3rd Street, to Main St., turn right onto Main St. to 10th St. turn left into parking lot.
From South, St. Rt. 7 to St. Rt. 45 exit, turn right onto 3rd Street to Main St. Turn right on Main St., follow to 10th Street, and turn left into parking lot.
From West, follow St. Rt. 39 to interchange with St. Rt. 7, turn left onto St. Rt. 7 North to next exit at St. Rt. 45 exit, turn right onto Third St. Follow directions as above from South.

Hours: First Sunday of June until last Sunday of August, 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. Groups of ten or more at any time by reservation.

Contact Info: Robert or Bonny Beresford

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