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West Overton illustrates the rise of the American Industrial Revolution. The Overholts, a Mennonite family who purchased the property in 1803, transformed their small family farm and an industrial powerhouse throughout the 1800s. West Overton supported a distilling complex that produced one of the country’s oldest and most renowned rye whiskey brands, along with a commercial coverlet factory, a gristmill, a cooperage, a coal mine with 110 coke ovens, and a community of agricultural and industrial workers. West Overton native Henry Clay Frick left his fortune to his daughter, Helen Clay Frick, who purchased the property in 1922 as a way to memorialize her father. West Overton Village has been a museum since 1928 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Discover the Overholt family's enterprise centered around whiskey production and explore how changes in technology, industry, and labor affected businesses and workers. Step onto the grounds and into the past as you are surrounded by 20 original, historic buildings set on 40 acres.

  • Enjoy guided tours of the 1838 Overholt Homestead and grounds. Learn about the Overholt and Frick families and the transformation of West Overton from agriculture to industry.
  • Visit the Museum in the historic distillery building and discover stories of the people who lived and worked at West Overton.
  • Stop by our modern Educational Distillery to learn about the history and heritage of Monongahela rye whiskey, and even sample or purchase a bottle of our own West Overton Distilling whiskey. 
  • Browse the gift shop in our Museum for unique keepsakes crafted by regional artisans, makers, and more.

Your experience at West Overton will be fascinating and fun. We celebrate the robust history of entrepreneurialism and our regional cultural heritage.



  • Adult Admission: 12.00
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    You will enjoy special guided access to the homestead, museum, and choice of hands on history activities for you and your group. Luncheon is seating available for up to 130. We make planning a snap by providing lunch and dinner for your group from 4 of the best caterers in the area. Prices range from budget friendly to upscale elegance. Programming and speakers may also be arranged in coordination with our in house education department.
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Nov 18

West Overton's Whiskey Smash

Dec 02

Holiday Makers Market

Dec 09

Christmas by Candlelight

Apr 14

West Overton Wedding & Event Showcase

May 11

Makers Market