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Events & Announcements
On Tuesday, May 26, the Craik-Patton House will reopen to the public for tours of the historic home with restrictions.
We ask that all visitors wear masks and utilize hand sanitizer prior to entering the museum.
Group sizes will be limited to two people unless all individuals are from the same household.
If you are experiencing a cough, shortness of breath, and/or a fever, we request that you wait until your symptoms have cleared before visiting the museum.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Craik - Patton House is a splendid example of Greek Revival architecture in the Kanawha River Valley of West Virginia. Constructed in 1834, the Craik- Patton House or "Elm Grove" as it was known then, was built in downtown Charleston, Virginia, now West Virginia, by James Craik, grandson of Dr. James Craik - close friend and personal physician to President George Washington.
Later, the home was purchased by Confederate Colonel George S. Patton I, grandfather of WWII General George S. Patton. It was saved by the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the State of West Virginia (NSCDA-WV) and moved to its current location in 1973.
The Craik-Patton House, in association with Preserve WV, is an AmeriCorps Site Project.
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The Craik-Patton House is a member of the West Virginia Association of Museums.