Williamstown Things to Do
Fenton Glass Plant
Have you evered wondered how glass was made, well now you can see it done with your own eyes. This is a awesome experience that everyone will enjoy!
River Rd, Just off WV 14 South
of Williamstown, WV
a former slave owning plantation that is preserved to its near original condition. Located on River Road off WV 14, 1.01 miles south of Williamstown WV. Open Sundays, June - September 1:00 - 4:00 pm or by appointment for groups and private tours. 304-375-2129
Built in 1859 as centerpiece of the 2600 acre Henderson plantation, this impressive 17-room pre Civil War mansion with all of its original furnishings, has survived as a living legacy of the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Open Sundays, June-Sept., 1-4 p.m. Groups and private tours by appointment.
The centerpiece of this 65-acre district is a pre-Civil War mansion built in the Italianate Villa style, complete with its original furnishings. It is the best preserved and most significant example of this architectural style surviving in the state. Built in two sections beginning in 1836, the main part of the house was constructed between 1856-59.
The Fenton Art Glass Company & Factory...
700 Elizabeth St (2 miles from I-77, just off WV 14), Williamstown, WV
Seeing is believing! Fenton's free weekday tour was ranked among the "top ten" factory tours nationwide by USA Today. Watch spellbound as skilled artisans transform molten glass into timeless treasures…right before your eyes. Also witness talented artists hand paint these beautiful works of art. Monday through Friday - call for tour times
Awarded 2006 Rand McNally Best of The Road TM Editor's Pick! Since 1905 Fenton Art Glass has been known for beautiful colors and patterns. Each piece is an artistic creation by skilled glassworkers and decorators. Free factory tours on weekdays. Gift Shop and Museum open year round except New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
The Fenton Art Glass Museum
Dedicated to preserving the unique heritage of Ohio Valley glassmaking. The museum exhibits beautiful displays of Fenton glass made since 1905, and representative pieces from other Ohio Valley glass companies since 1890. A 23-minute "experience Fenton" video is shown in the theater throughout the day. Free Admission.
Dutch Pantry: Great Home Cooking
This is a lovely restaurant. When you enter you are in a gift shop area full of ceramics, candles and lovely decorative items....The aroma of the candles are wonderful...
The hostess will seat you in these lovely dark wood booths or you can have a table. The atmosphere is wonderful and we highly enjoyed and recommend this restaurant.
It is located at the Williamstown Exit off I-77. Just before you cross into Ohio.
Favorite Dish: I had a BLT sandwich for breakfast and unsweetened tea. My husband had a full breakfast with eggs, sausage, hash browns, gravy and biscuits and chocolate milk. The food was good and reasonably priced. We were both very happy with our brunch.