New Deal Homestead Museum


Revisit the 1930's in Arthurdale, West Virginia. Established in 1933 through President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal legislation, the Arthurdale project was the nation’s first New Deal Homestead Community. Arthurdale provided a new chance at life for West Virginia residents who were suffering from the Great Depression. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt was a major force behind the project at Arthurdale, which became known as “Eleanor’s Little Village” because of her involvement. Today, you can learn how the homesteaders lived, and take a look inside a restored Arthurdale home, when you visit the New Deal Homestead Museum and take a personally guided tour through five of the original buildings.  The New Deal Homestead Museum and Craft Shop are open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. year round. From May 1 to October 31, the museum and craft shop are open on the weekends as well; hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays.   Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and AAA Members, and $3 for children ages 6-12. Children under 5 and AHI Members are free of charge. Visit our website for Group Rates.