Mansion Museum ~
For the history buff, Oglebay Institute offers educational tours of the elegant estate of Cleveland industrialist Earl W. Oglebay, who purchased the mansion and surrounding acres in 1900 to serve as a summer home. Upon his death in 1926, the millionaire willed his spectacular country estate to the City of Wheeling.
February & March: Weekends 10 am – 5 pm
April – May 23: Closed for construction (reopens May 24)
May 24 – November: 10 am – 5 pm daily
Festival of Lights: Sunday – Thursday 10 am – 5 pm, Friday & Saturday 10 am – 10 pm
Adults: $10 per person for one museum / $15 per person for both museums
Ages 17 and under: Free (accompanied by adult)
Mansion Museum Highlights:
- Explore 13 period rooms focusing on Wheeling’s earliest settlement through the opulent Edwardian era, plus the Wymer General Store and Sinclair Pharmacy collections.
- Discover impressive collections of American furniture, china, silver, glass, pewter, toys, and textiles.
- The Mansion Museum was the first museum in West Virginia to be accredited by the American Association of Museums.
- The Mansion Museum was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.