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Non-Rail

For non-rail spouses, we have a few tours ready.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Friday morning - TOUR #1 - 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
                          - WVU Visitor’s Center and Shopping in Downtown Morgantown
We begin at the WVU Visitors Resource Center. It is a short walk directly across from the Radisson Hotel to the Resource Center. As unique as WVU itself, the WVU Visitor’s Resource Center combines cutting-edge video and digital technology with traditional West Virginia hospitality to create a great introduction to a great university.

Located in One Waterfront Place, the Visitor’s Resource Center is in Morgantown’s Wharf District along the Monongahela River. The welcome you will receive includes more than a campus map and brochures (although they’re available, too). You can learn about the knowledge, strength, and spirit of WVU through interactive displays, soar over Morgantown from a satellite’s view, and experience student life by viewing video diaries of real students.

After our tour of the WVU Visitor’s Center, we will head to Downtown Morgantown, where there are many unique shops.

Lunch: At 11:30 a.m., for those who would like to join us, we will gather together at Madeleine’s Restaurant and enjoy a nice lunch. Madeleine’s was founded in 2000 by a couple who named the restaurant after their first daughter. The restaurant has an exciting assortment of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, and entrees.

Friday Afternoon - TOUR #2 - 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m
                             - Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Morgantown

Step back into the colorful history of Morgantown with an audio Walking Tour of the Historic Downtown Morgantown. Explore the distinctive, classic architectural styles, the history and individuals that built a thriving community along the banks of the Monongahela River.

The tour takes approximately 2 hours. The price for the audio walking tour is $8.00 per person (for groups of 3 or more, the price is $5.00). You will receive an audio player that you can start and stop, along with a guidebook. Stops on the tour are identified by a plaque with a unique number placed near the entrance of each building. While the property owners are very friendly, we can only enter a building that is “open to the public.”

Saturday Morning - TOUR #3 – 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
                              - Brown’s Creations in Clay

We will visit Anna Brown, a local potter. Her home, barn, and sheds of all sizes and colors are nestled among the trees, flowers, and her herb gardens. Anna likes to do it all, from planting, growing, and sculpting to firing and showing. She is in love with her art and at the visit, we will visit her shop. She will do a demonstration and also have a question and answer time.

We will depart Anna’s house at approximately 11:30 a.m. and travel back to Morgantown to drop off anyone who wants to go back to the Radisson.

Lunch: The Glasshouse Grille is a very popular restaurant for lunch and dinner, and is a great place for the special occasion or casual dining. The Glasshouse Grille seeks the freshest ingredients, tending their own herb garden, and making every component of a meal from scratch.

Saturday Afternoon - TOUR #4– 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
                                 - The Seneca Center

After lunch, at about 1:30 p.m., we will be joined by someone who will tell us the history of Seneca and give us a 20-minute tour. After the tour, we will shop at the unique stores in Seneca Center.

The Seneca Center is a richly restored turn-of-the century glass factory that now displays authentic glass-manufacturing tools, period prints and glass samples. The towering 100-foot glass furnace chimney and red water tower still stand as well-known landmarks. For almost a century, Seneca Glass Company produced some of the world’s finest lead glass in over 1000 patterns (Eleanor Roosevelt even purchased some of the glass.) Now, instead of making glass, the Seneca Center is home for shops ranging from clothing stores to a seller of antiques. Including in the building are offices and a restaurant, the Glasshouse Grille that has been operating since 1992.

At 3:00 p.m., we will depart the Seneca Center for the Radisson. If you like, to complete your afternoon, there is a walking trail that follows the river between the Seneca Center and the Radisson Hotel. See brochure in welcome packet.

 
  There are no charges for these tours, but the lunch costs will be an individual cost.