THE RAMSDELL HOUSE CIVIL WAR HOME
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 believed to be 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.
HOURS: Monday 4:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., and by appointment. Closed Wednesday and Sunday.
LOCATION: 1108 B Street, Ceredo, West Virginia