Tucked away in the hills of southern West Virginia is a tiny town with a huge history. Bramwell, located 8 miles north of Bluefield, WV, is known as the "Home of the Millionaires." Settled in the early 1800s the area was surrounded by massive coal deposits. As the coal was mined, the operators began to build grand homes in Bramwell. The town became known as the richest town for its size at the turn of the 20th century.
Today many of the coal barons' homes are open for public tours during the Sping and Christmas. These dates can be found on our EVENTS page. With historic interpreters at each site, the visitor listens to the stories of the early pioneers and their families. These tours are sponsored by the Bramwell Theatre Corp. Inc. as well as private tours for groups of 20 or more.
Additionally, The Bramwell Theatre Corporation sponsors a free outdoor concert at the Bramwell depot during the summer. A two week run of the professional play, "Smoke on the Mountain," a musical comedy is performed during the summer. Dates change from year to year for these events.
The Bramwell Theatre Corporation is active in the community by supporting the Bramwell
Volunteer Fire Dept., the Bramwell Masonic Lodge, the Oktoberfest, the Bluefield Summit Players, The 4Pals Production Company.