If you have an interest in history or gardening this is the place to visit! The Sites Homestead is coming alive to portray a time in its past when pioneers and early settlers established farms in the area. Gardens have been planted all around the homestead by Master Gardener Kaila St. Louis. Herbs, flowers, and vegetables from the mid-1800's are growing in profusion, creating a lovely accent to the house itself. Many of the plants or seeds used have been donated by friends and visitors.
During summer months, Saturdays are pioneer days. Interpreters dress in period costume, and demonstrate crafts to reflect the times. You may see quilters, old-time fiddlers, or basket-weavers on a given weekend. Check out our Events section frequently. The Sites Homestead is adjacent to the Seneca Rocks Discovery Center in Seneca Rocks, WV.
At a Glance
|Open Season:||Mid-April - early October|
|Restrictions:||No overnight parking.|
|Closest Towns:||Seneca Rocks, WV|
|Operated By:||Forest Service|
|Information Center:||Seneca Rocks Discovery Center or the Potomac Ranger District|
From the village of Seneca Rocks take State Route 55 north for a quarter mile. The picnic area entrance is on the right.
If you have old-time plants to share with this project please contact Kalia through the Seneca Rocks Discovery Center . Like the pioneers, we are always eager for additions to the gardens.
The Sites Homestead exterior was reconstructed in May 1990. The roof was replaced and a front porch was added in 2008.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Alerts & Warnings
- Helicopter Logging Begins March 28 in West Fork Timber Sale; Two Areas Closing
- Dolly Sods Roads are Closed
- Weather Safety Tips
- Highland Scenic Highway Not Maintained in Winter
- National Forest Roads May be Treacherous in Winter
- Forest Road 76 Cranberry Road Update
- Closure Orders & Public Notices