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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.

2016 Events


2016 Mourning exhibit

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Upcoming Events


You are here! Maps and mapmaking of West(ern) Virginia.

May 2018 - September 2018

With a fascinating array of maps - both old and new- you can travel through time and around the world without leaving West Virginia. We will also have map making tools that will show you how a three dimensional world became two dimensional.


Craik - Patton Holiday Open House

December 2017

Visit the Craik - Patton House December 2nd from 10 am -4 pm and December 3rd from 12pm to 4pm to enjoy period decorations and holiday cheer!