Adaland Mansion And Historic Barn
Restored Neo-Greek home of early county sheriff and bank president. The House is on the National Register and is furnished in the late Victorian style up to the 1920's. Includes the law office and the Theme Rooms! Barn was built in 1850 and is open for tours with tools, equipment, and heritage arts demonstrations.
The barn at Adaland was constructed about 1850 by the son of the original settler of the land. It is of post and beam construction with native yellow poplar and other hardwoods used in the interior. Rafters were attached to the 8 inch x 8 inch beams by cutting a slot and inserting the rafter which was then fastened with wooden pegs. The barn has been restored and houses a display of early farm tools dating from about 1881. Tours are held on weekends or by request.
A beautiful place, my nephew got married there
The tour - at well over an hour, and much more detailed than it probably should have been for this size of a mansion - cost $10. You certainly get your money's worth. Having been passed down through several generations and different owners, nothing is left to the imagination, as almost everything is labeled. There are numerous rooms, all beautifully decorated. Well worth the time and money to detour (10 minutes north of Phillipi).
We came into the area to revisit the AB campus, and discovered Royal Tea at Adaland. The four of us had a wonderful time, tea was interesting and plentiful. The service was impeccable, the Mansion was lovely and decorated for Christmas. A lovely experience and look forward to when we are in the area again and can revisit. A wonderful partnership of volunteers to enhance a lovely old Mansion. Betsy and Patricia Chapman and Joseph and Joyce Buzick R