Drive/carpool on your own. Meet at the Bramwell Depot (located at 100 Simmons Street, Bramwell, WV, 24715) at 2:00PM.
Bramwell is a historic small town located about 40 minutes from Pipestem Resort State Park. It is best known for having the most millionaires per capita in the late 1800s. The wealth that built the town is exemplified in the gorgeous homes that remain today.
Take this opportunity to arrive to the area early and make a trip to explore one of West Virginia’s most fascinating little towns—the home of the millionaires of the southern West Virginia coalfields!
Our meeting place, the Bramwell Depot, is officially known as the Southern Interpretive Center of the Coal Heritage Trail. The train station was demolished in the 1950s and was rebuilt. It now serves as a welcome center for Bramwell and houses interpretive exhibits that offer a glimpse at the history of the Pocahontas Coalfields and the area surrounding Bramwell.
We will meet Mayor Louise Stoker at 2:00pm. She will lead us on a walking tour of the town—and may have a few surprises in store for us! Stroll along the river, learn about the history of the town, eat some ice cream at the Corner Shop, and browse in the Bramwell gift shop!
Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing and dress according to the weather forecast.