John Henry Museum & Gift Shop

The location of this epic contest between man and machine took place at the Great Bend Tunnel in Talcott, WV in 1870. This site is the future home of the John Henry Historical Park. Once constructed, the park will celebrate the legend of John Henry by offering various educational interpretations of John Henry's battle with the steam drill and the local railroad history. In addition to the educational components, the park will also offer desperately needed outdoor recreational amenities for the local community year round, including walking trails, picnic shelters and an amphitheater.