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Ramsdell House

by Town of Ceredo

THE RAMSDELL HOUSE CIVIL WAR HOME & MUSEUM

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:

Daily – BY APPOINTMENT. Due to the ongoing pandemic, we are conducting small tours by appointment only. Please contact us at (304) 908-9696 to inquire about availability. 

Please note: Anyone entering the Ramsdell House is required to wear a face mask/covering and abide by social distancing rules. If you are unable, we ask that you please wait to visit. 

ALL TOURS FREE

LOCATION:  1108 B Street, Ceredo, WV