Picture yourself in Philippi, West Virginia! Located in the heart of North-Central West Virginia, Philippi offers a variety of natural, scenic, cultural, and historic attractions. Philippi truly has something for everyone. The community looks forward to welcoming you to the many attractions. Visit www.philippi.org
With acres of forests, the fall foliage in Philippi is breathtaking. The leaves begin changing color in early October, blanketing the city's hills and valleys in a collage of red, orange, yellow, and brown.
Having a population of approximately 2800, Philippi was chartered in 1844. The City offers modern conveniences in an historical setting.
Philippi's place in history is anchored by The First Land Battle of the Civil War, which happened in Philippi on June 3, 1861. This battle is commemorated in the annual "Blue and Gray Reunion," a historical re-enactment. The event is held the first weekend of June each year.
Philippi has many reminders of its beginnings as the county seat of Barbour County, Virginia, the most visible reminder being the famed Covered Bridge. The Covered Bridge, the only two-laned covered bridge in the federal highway system, leads into an attractive and progressive community of locally owned businesses, professional services, and safe residential areas. The Philippi Historical District and the Philippi Covered Bridge are listed on the National Civil War Discovery Trail.
Philippi Main Street, Inc. is a nationally certified Main Street Community, and works with downtown businesses to invigorate Main Street to invite businesses and citizens to the area. Downtown Philippi remains a prized location where people can safely walk the streets and enjoy each other and the feel of a small town with all its "down home" activities.
Alderson-Broaddus University, a private liberal arts institution is located on the hill overlooking Philippi. A-B became a part of the community in 1909, and students come to A-B from all over the country and world.
Philippi truly has something for everyone. The community looks forward to welcoming YOU to the many attractions and to adding YOU to the picture frame that surrounds our charming community.