The Craik-Patton House is Open!
Masks or face covers are recommended, but not required.
Volunteer Tour Guide Training
These training dates are offered on specific dates or by appointment. Visit our Facebook page to view scheduled dates.
"Mark Twain" Comes to West Virginia
A special fundraising event hosted by NSCDA-WV featuring a historical portrayal of Mark Twain.
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 George and Susan Patton, grandparents 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.
Please come for a visit, or take a virtual tour here.