The Eckhart House

810 Main Street
304-232-5439

Built in 1892 by wealthy banker George W. Eckhart Jr., the Eckhart House was considered by the Wheeling Daily Intelligencer of October 29, 1892 to be one of the residential building achievements of the year. With most of its original architectural features well preserved, it is truly deserving of the title Victorian Wheeling’s ‘Crown Jewel’. The three story Queen Anne town home is nestled in the heart of Victorian Old Town and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Original Architectural Features:

- Ten fireplaces, including 5 double carved mantles
- Classic Queen Anne stained glass windows
- Four sets of 10-foot pocket doors
- Inlaid hardwood floors
- Original chandeliers and wall sconces
- Lincrusta wainscoting
- Several pieces of intricate ornamental fretwork
- Three story open staircase with carved oak balustrade, as well as a servant’s staircase
- Original hand painted floral motif on parlor walls and ceiling


Reviews

Sandy Schafer

Rating:
Saturday, May 21, 2016

We really love this place! This historic home which is on the National Register is a beautiful place to enjoy a Saturday afternoon tea with friends. The food is wonderful and the gift shop has a little bit of everything. If you want some wonderful homemade scones, cucumber sandwiches, chicken salad finger sandwiches and some wonderful tea, make sure you come to visit Gretchen and Joe. This is a must-do!!

Sue Pelley

Rating:
Saturday, May 21, 2016

Have been many times for the wonderful teas at Eckhart House with terrific homemade sandwiches and desserts Gretchen makes. Particularly love the holiday teas when Joe shares historic stories of Wheeling and the house specifically that are very charming and informative.

Becky Carey

Rating:
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Great Victorian atmosphere.

Bill

Rating:
Saturday, July 30, 2016

Excellent tea! My wife and I had the cream Earl grey

Pat Williams

Rating:
Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017