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“Interesting experience to learn about the glass industry in West Virginia”

Museum of American Glass
Ranked #3 of 9 things to do in Weston
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Visit the Museum of American Glass in West Virginia to see a huge collection of brilliant colored and sparkling crystal glass by dozens of American manufacturers from 1860 to the present. We currently have around 20,000 items on display, including the 2nd largest collection of Steuben art glass in the world, the National Marble Museum, and our Lady Jane stained glass doll house. We have a self guided tour available, and a research library with over 1,500 books. Please call in advance to schedule a guided tour for large groups.
Reviewed 24 October 2017

very interesting to get to know the history of glass in West Virginia. Beautiful art deco glass and classic glass.

Thank PaulFKisak
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WVMAG, Front Office Manager at Museum of American Glass, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

A great glass museum. Beautiful old glass pieces vases bowls animals etc. Had a greatttttttttttttt time checking out their displays very very well organize and informative

Thank PACoxM
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WVMAG, Front Office Manager at Museum of American Glass, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Hello! Thanks so much for leaving such a kind review of our museum. Please come back!

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Reviewed 6 October 2017

My cousin and I are glass "nuts" and this place met all of our expectations. Their collection of Carnival Glass (my passion) was mind boggling. It was interesting to see the many glass factories that used to be in West Virginia. Some I had never heard of. Their marble collection brought back many childhood memories. The gift shop was also very well stocked and well-priced. I would recommend this as a must see for any person that loves glass. It is also free!

Thank sspaulding2017
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WVMAG, Front Office Manager at Museum of American Glass, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Hi! We are so glad you had a great time at our museum. Thank you for the review. Please stop back by!

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

This museum has an enormous collection of American made glass with an emphasis on West Virginia made glass. Several donors have given large collections to the museum, notably the Steuben Glass collection which is quite stunning in its quality. Other reviewers have commented on the museum's organization, but I will add that several cases have QR codes on them which tell the visitor about the case contents or the company that made the glass inside. Several glass clubs have organized collections around their particular specialty, notably the collections of salts (not salt shakers), Fenton Glass and EAPG, and one family has lent the museum a superb collection of glass knives and serving utensils, many in their original boxes. The museum also contains a collection of glass marbles and information about their manufacture. It took 3 hours to see everything. If you have an interest in glass, this museum is a must-see.

Thank happyegghead
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WVMAG, Front Office Manager at Museum of American Glass, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Hello! We greatly appreciate such a wonderful, detailed review. We are always growing and changing, so please stop in again!

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

You can watch the glass blowing process taking place. It is quite warm in the building so dress appropriately. Very interesting things to see and buy.

Thank unhappytraveler0810
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WVMAG, Front Office Manager at Museum of American Glass, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! However, I believe you meant to review West Virginia American Art Glass, or perhaps Appalachian Glass. We unfortunately do not have glass blowing here. Just making sure to give credit where credit is due! Both places do a wonderful job and have their items for purchase. Thank you :)

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