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Ramsdell House

by Town of Ceredo


The Z. D. Ramsdell House was built atop an Indian burial mound in 1858 in Ceredo, West Virginia by abolitionist Zophar Ramsdell and his wife Almeda.  On The National Register of Historic Places and a last stop on The Underground Railroad, it survived the Civil War and the great floods of 1913 and 1937.    It remains the oldest home in Ceredo.  Local history suggests it was used as a makeshift hospital during the Civil War, and it was also used for church services, educational and community meetings, dances and social gatherings.  In 2019 the Ramsdell Ceredo Settlers Memorial was dedicated to those buried on the grounds.  The home is owned and maintained by the Town of Ceredo as a museum, and free tours are offered.

PUBLIC HOURS: BY APPOINTMENT. Please contact us at (304) 908-9696 to inquire about availability. You may also email the Ramsdell House Director, Debbie Wolfe at dwolfe@ceredowv.gov with any questions or inquiries. 


LOCATION:  1108 B Street, Ceredo, WV  

Did you know the Historic Ramsdell House is funded partially by donations?  We understand a donation isn’t in everyone’s budget and that’s okay. If you can give, great, and if not, that’s okay too.  

Complete the secure form to your left if you would like to make a one-time donation. If you would rather send a check, please make all checks payable to Town of Ceredo and notate Ramsdell House Donation in the memo line. Checks should be mailed to: PO Box 691, Ceredo, WV 25507.