Coal Heritage Trail, Preserving West Virginia History

Coal mines, at one time, were the heart and soul of West Virginia. The National Coal Heritage Area, a federally designated heritage area, and the Coal Heritage Trail, a National Scenic Byway, have a mission to preserve, interpret and promote the coal heritage resources in Southern West Virginia.

82nd Airborne Division Museum, a Piece of American History

Nestled within one of the largest Army bases in the country is the 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum. The museum was established in 1945 when Major General James M. Gavin, Commanding General of the Division, wanted to honor all the men who served in the 82nd Airborne Division after the division received the honor of Occupation Duty in Berlin after WWII. The museum has been located in the middle of the division area in Fort Bragg since January of 1946 and has grown four times since then.