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Designed by influential architect Cass Gilbert, this grand building, the highest state capitol dome in the United States, is open to the public for tours and features decadent interior details like marble walls a massive crystal chandelier.
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So....the website may say "open" the day after Thanksgiving, rest assured it is not! Still, we were able to wander around inside - no sight of security, rotunda closed for repairs, and legislative chambers locked. Great grounds, however. Not about to return to Charleston, WV,...More
We have been to the nation's capitol and about ten state capitols and this was the least informative, instructive, and interesting of any. Our guide clearly had a memorized script, which largely consisted of where the marble came from and dates of construction. No anecdotes...More
When going inside the various buildings are are security check points where you have to go through a metal detector as well as your purse or personal items going through the x ray screeners. Personell are polite and help to direct you to what area's...More
After the security check we went to the information desk for a guided tour. Unfortunately the rotunda is closed because of restoration for the next two years. Alex, our guide did a good job and answered all our questions. You will see the senate and...More
The capitol was beautiful on the outside, but the rotunda was closed for repair. The website said there were tours on Saturdays, but there were not. Another family was also there for a tour. We were told by a capitol employee that there are no...More