Secret Kitchens Tour & Gourmet Market

Get a rare peek at some of the most exquisite kitchens in Wheeling during Oglebay Institute’s Secret Kitchens of Wheeling Tour and Gourmet Market Saturday, June 8.

Presented by the Committee of the Museums of Oglebay Institute, this biennial event raises money for the Mansion and Glass Museums. Usher in summer with a self-guided tour of Wheeling’s grandest kitchens. You can also shop from more than 40 vendors at an outdoor marketplace.

Tickets for the tour are $17 in advance or $20 the day of the event. The vendor market is free. Even if you’re not going on the home tour, stop by the Mansion Museum and shop!

Get a Map & Tour the Kitchens

To discover whose kitchens are being featured, arrive at the Mansion Museum in Oglebay between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., June 8. Purchase a ticket and receive a detailed map to find each of the secret kitchens. Names will be revealed then – and only then.

The Secret Kitchens Committee carefully selects the tour homes, looking for unique features, interesting décor and varied locations around town. Four homes are featured on the tour and vary in style, size and design.

Each kitchen on the tour tells its own story and reflects the personal style of the homeowners– from color choices to creative uses of space to whimsical decorating touches.

Look and marvel. Get plenty of ideas to take back to your own home, too!

Enjoy Outdoor Marketplace Shopping

The brick pathways outside the Mansion will be transformed into an outdoor marketplace.

Dozens of merchants and artisans will sell items such as home décor, garden items, artwork, textiles, pottery, baskets, candles, jewelry, kitchen accessories, plants and herbs, gourmet foods and more.

Shop More Than 40 Vendors

Apartment Two Art, Appalachian Booksmith, Ashton Woods Studio, Avenues of Barnesville, Avon, Barnesville Crafts Made Easy, Bob’s Woodturning, Wishful Crafts, Camera Club, Ceil’s Creations and Crafts, Crochet & Sew, DW and Co., Dolce Pizzelles, East Wheeling Clayworks, Glam, Grace and Heart, Hannah’s Clay Creations, Haven Collection, Hello Haberdashery, My Daily Choice, Images in Bloom, Art by Janet, Lilley Designs, Lippencott Alpacas, Little Grave Creek Design, Lipsence, Lone Stone Designs, Lularoe & Color Street, Mary Kay, Misty Mountain, Paint by Numbers Craft Parties, Happy Pappy’s Workshop, Pottery by Winnie and Teresa, Pure Romance, Sandy Yokum Art, Thirty-One, Three Labs Salvage, Touch of Amish, Pink Zebra, Tupperware, Usborne Books, YartArt Creations, Whimsy in Wool, Yardscape LLC, Zeb’s Barky Bites & more!

Join us June 8

Ticket sales end at 2 p.m. You have until 4 p.m. to take the self-guided tour. The market is open from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Call the Mansion Museum at 304-242-7272 or visit to register for the tour in advance.