While your group is in Charleston, you should stop by and check out the Craik-Patton House. The location seeks to preserve the house, grounds and their collected contents. There are fascinating artifacts that are representative of the culture and history of the Kanawha River Valley. The team will have the opportunity to walk around the facility and look at period decorative arts and furnishings within the house. These artifacts depict the lives of the Craik family who lived in the house in 1835 and the Patton family who moved into the house in the year 1858.
The Craik family was originally from the Tidewater area of Virginia. They were a prominent family and they had close ties to George Washington. The house was constructed by James Craik. The Craik family moved out of the house in 1846. Colonel George Smith Patton purchased the house in 1848 for $2,900. On July 17, 1861, George Patton engaged his men in a battle at Scary Creek. During that same year, he was wounded in another battle but returned after being out of action. Colonel Patton died in 1864 after being mortally wounded.
When the group visits the house, you will be transported back to the 1800s. It is an elegant structure with amazing architecture. It is a Greek Revival style house. The location is considered to be one of West Virginia’s notable historical landmarks. Group members will have the opportunity to look at the artifacts in the house which reflect the life of its early owners. You can also look into the well house and explore the herb and boxwood gardens in the course of the visit. Visitors of all ages will enjoy the experience.