This building was the City Hall from 1893-1909 then was transitioned into the St. Cloud Fire Station until a modern fire station was built in the area. Original bricks from 14th Street West along with photo archives can be viewed at the West Huntington Library and the Central City Museum.
The shopping area spans from Madison Avenue to Adams Avenue, but be sure to across Adams Avenue. It's worth it to visit the Historic Hosey’s Pharmacy Building with well-preserved interiors including a mosaic tile marker at the entrance.
Eat a home-cooked lunch or dinner at the Central City Cafe or other restaurants near the district. The Wild Ramp offers great locally sourced food items, including groceries, snack items, and great gifts for foodies.
Relax at Cicada Books & Coffee with a hand-crafted beverage and used books. Rest in the sunshine at the Central City Park & Gazebo with Music Performances and Tai Chi happening on Saturdays in the Summertime.
Browse the outdoor Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Museum and Museum of Radio & Technology full of history and nostalgia and just adjacent to the district on Harvey Road. The PATH Trail System connects here and you can stroll in Ritter Park or drive to Harveytown Park with a farm-themed playground.
Spend the night like a modern pioneer in the cabins at Heritage Farm Museum & Village and take in the Smithsonian Institute museum collections feature cars, heritage crafts, a historic chapel and schoolhouse, historical demonstrations, and more. The newly added Adventure Course with zip lines and challenge course will keep you entertained for a full day of family fun!
Central City is accessible from any place in the Tri-State Area with I-64, the US- 52, and US-60 overlapping in the area. Look for large signs on I-64 that direct you to the Antiques District. From Exit 6 on I-64, you will merge onto a connector bridge and take the Madison Avenue exit to the right and turn right again at the bottom of the ramp. Then you will see a traffic light, turn left there and you have arrived! From Downtown Huntington, take US-60 West or 4th Avenue until it merges into Washington Avenue. Continue on Washington Avenue for 1 mile, turn left past Heiner’s Bakery and you will enter the district straight ahead. From Ashland, KY, or North of Ohio River, take US-52 south, crossing the bridge to enter into West Virginia and take the first exit to the right. Proceed straight at the bottom of the ramp and turn left on US-60 East. Then turn right at the next traffic light.
Central City has adequate parking for small and large groups of travelers. Single cars can find parking along the street or in public lots behind the Gazebo or The Wild Ramp. A large lot is available at the shopping plaza located at the intersection of West 14th Street and Madison Avenue.
Arrive at the Gazebo (544 14th Street West) to find parking steps away from your destination. The Gazebo features four markers to learn about the history of Central City or use the Clio App to follow the digital walking tour.
Enjoy Coffee and Pastries at Cicada Books followed by a trip to The Wild Ramp and Farmers Market.
Explore the shops with antique, vintage, salvage, collectibles, local, recycled, and everything unique. The shopping area spans from Madison Avenue to Adams Avenue, but be sure to across Adams Avenue. It's worth a visit to the Historic Hosey’s Pharmacy Building with well-preserved interiors including a mosaic tile marker at the entrance. Antique Shops hours range between 10 AM - 5 PM.
Eat a home-cooked lunch or dinner at the Central City Cafe featuring great salads, soups, sandwiches, and dinner items.
The Central City Museum will take you back in time to a moment when Central City was a separate industrial town with photographs, artifacts, and a mural of the streets' most well-known buildings.