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Welcome to the Craik - Patton House

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Craik - Patton House is a splendid example of Greek Revival architecture in the Kanawha River Valley of West Virginia. Constructed in 1834, the Craik- Patton House or "Elm Grove" as it was known then, was built downtown Charleston, Virginia, now West Virginia, by James Craik, grandson of Dr. James Craik close friend and personal physician to President George Washington. Later, the home was purchased by Confederate Colonel George S. Patton I, grandfather of WW2 General George S. Patton. It was moved twice but ultimately was saved by the National Society of Colonial Dames in America in the State of West Virginia (NSCDAWV) and moved in 1973 to its current location.

Please come for a visit, or take a virtual tour here.

What's On


Ostenaco (ca. 1703-1780), Cherokee leader, will be portrayed by Doug Wood of Hurricane in a West Virginia Humanities Council History Alive! program at The Craik - Patton House on July 9, 2016 at 2pm. Gates will open at 10am for visitors to interact with Ostenaco on site and guests will be able to visit the Ruffner Log House as well.

Ostenaco was an important Cherokee ally of Virginia military leaders during the French and Indian War. He was instrumental in recruiting and leading the Indian alliance that provided support and protection for British colonial settlements against attack by northern tribes allied with the French. His sphere of influence reached over a wide area and his relationships with Virginia leaders contributed to the expansion of English-speaking peoples into present day West Virginia.

Ostenaco is one of the many available character presentations offered through the West Virginia Humanities Council’s History Alive! program as a means of exploring history by interacting with noteworthy historical figures. These programs provide audiences with the opportunity to question those who have shaped our history.

On Display Now

exhibition room

The Craik - Patton House is proud to open our exhibit: "Hail to the Chief" This will be a collection of artifacts and information related to presidents and presidential hopefuls who have visited the Mountain State before and after we became a state in 1863. The exhibit will open November 2016.

Upcoming Events


A Midsummer Night's Dream

July 16th at 2pm

On July 16th 2016 at 2pm, the Craik - Patton House will present "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by William Shakespeare. Jeffrey Chips from the Steel City Shakespeare Center will be the sole performer. Tickets will be $10 a person and $5 a student. Call the office 304-925-5341for more information.


Mourning at the Craik - Patton House

The Craik - Patton House will be in mourning in October. We will explore the customs and culture surrounding death in the 19th century.


Craik - Patton Holiday Open House

December 2016

Visit the Craik - Patton House December 3rd from 10 am -4 pm and December 4th from 12pm to 4pm to enjoy period decorations and holiday cheer!