A bus load of jovial and enthusiastic visitors descended
upon Adaland Mansion at Philippi earlier this season. The
visitors came for a touch of history via a guided tour of
the 1872 house and for a taste of the food that Adaland
has made famous throughout the region.
Adaland Mansion is part of the travel itineray for a
number of bus tour companies that line up travel into
North Central West Virginia. Frequently, such tours
might include visiting the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic
Asylum, the Barbour County Historical Museum, and the
Philippi Covered Bridge. Connections to train rides via
the Elkins depot have also been part of some of the tours.
“Adaland is always so happy to welcome our bus tour
guests. They come to us from near and far, and we are
able to showcase the history of our area and to treat them
to an outstanding Adaland meal,” says Adaland Executive
Director JoLynn Powers. Powers further noted that
Adaland Mansion has been welcoming hundreds of bus
tour guests annually since the late 1990s when Adaland
first opened her doors to the public.
Anyone wanting to discuss including Adaland Mansion
as part of a bus tour itinerary should contact Powers at
304-516-11124 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about Philippi’s historical gem situated
four miles north of downtown Philippi, visit
www.adaland.org and Adaland Mansion at Philippi on
Facebook and Instagram.