Seneca Rocks Discovery Center

Visitors Center

 

Overview/Background

The Seneca Rocks Discovery Center is located at the base of Seneca Rocks. It has an outstanding and majestic view of the vertical wall of Seneca Rocks dominating the scene. It is a great place to start your visit of the area.

Within walking distance, of the Discovery Center, is the Sites Homestead.  Jacob Sites moved into the North Fork of the Potomac Valley during the 1830's.  The home was originally constructed as a single-pin, log home in 1839 by Jacob Sites. In the 1860's additions were added by Jacob's son William. Exterior renovations to the Homestead were completed in May of 1990, using locally available materials and skilled craftsmen. The roof was replaced and a porch was added in 2008 to help preserve the home.  Tours of the home are available on Thursday, Friday, and Saturdays during the summer season, and weekdays by special request at the information desk. Visitors are welcome to tour the grounds of the Homestead and heirloom gardens at any time during the regular day-use hours.

Within a short commute are three state parks, Cass Scenic Railroad, 55 miles, Blackwater Falls, 32 miles, and Canaan Valley, which is only 24 miles away.