Chester Teapot

The Chester Teapot stands at the junction of highway U.S. 30 at Chester. Photo: Val Baldwin Carnell

The Chester Teapot, at Chester, West Virginia, is billed as the “World’s Largest Teapot.” It measures 14 feet in height (roughly two stories) and 14 feet in diameter and was first installed to promote the region’s thriving pottery industry.

The iconic teapot was brought to Chester in 1938 as an advertising gimmick to promote local pottery, though it had first been painted as a barrel for Hires Root Beer.

It teapot was later moved to its present location, off the U.S. Highway 30 on-ramp onto W.Va. Route 2, at the former site of a small amusement park, Rock Springs Park, which closed in the 1970s.

The “Giant Teapot” is featured in the Fallout 76 video game. It is a popular roadside attraction for visitors to the very northernmost part of the state in Hancock County.