The International Mother's Day Shrine and Museum

11 East Main Street

Mission Statement:

"The International Mother's Day Shrine and Museum will preserve, promote and develop through education, the Spirit of Motherhood, as exemplified by the lives of Ann Maria Reeves Jarvis and Anna Jarvis, and the institution of Mother's Day that they established."

The mission of the International Mother's Day Shrine is clear: to preserve, promote and develop the Spirit of Motherhood. The over-riding goals of our organization flow from that mission statement. We are striving to launch a new awareness of the International Mother's Day Shrine and Museum and to celebrate the region's historic significance and the founding of Mother's Day as an important facet of its heritage.

About Us:

The International Mother's Day Shrine incorporated on May 15, 1972 and is a 501(c) 3 non profit organization dedicated to the preservation of Motherhood.

This beautiful, historic structure was built in 1873, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. We are located at 11 East Main Street in downtown Grafton, 1 mile south of the junction of Routes 50 and 119. Currently, we are open from 10 AM until 4 PM on Friday and Saturday, and from 12-4 PM on Sunday. Group Tours and Special Tours are available by appointment. Weddings and Tours may be booked throughout the year.


Violet Setler

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017

I Love It And So Glad We Have A Dollar Tree In Grafton West Virginia and I Shop There All The Time . And The Employees Are Polite And Courtesy .Ty Very Much For Putting A Dollar Tree In Grafton West Virginia

Tiffany Caloccia

Monday, June 19, 2017

Great history! The only reason I didn't give 5 stars because of how long it took to get there.

Erica Benton

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Mothers Day is the only holiday celebrated by every country and every religion. To see and touch the place where it all started is a very emotional experience.

Karen Pickens

Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017

Building is very beautiful

Justin Russell

Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017

Interesting history