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West Virginia State Museum

1900 Kanawha Blvd E, Capitol Complex, Charleston, WV 25305-0009
+1 304-558-0162
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Rich History of WV

Was amazing to see the history of the great state of West Virginia , We could have spent hours... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2017
via mobile
West Virginia's Best Kept Secret

I am not a fan of museums, but this one was fantastic. Interesting. Hands on. KIDS LOVE IT; my... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
Karl W
Charleston, West Virginia
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Located in the Cultural Center, this interesting museum traces the history of West Virginia through a series of exhibits containing everything from an extensive collection of antique hats donated by a local school teacher to the telescope George Washington used to survey lands within the state.
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1900 Kanawha Blvd E, Capitol Complex, Charleston, WV 25305-0009
+1 304-558-0162
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Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Was amazing to see the history of the great state of West Virginia , We could have spent hours looking around, admission is free Well kept, a must see!

Thank cnbluefield
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

I am not a fan of museums, but this one was fantastic. Interesting. Hands on. KIDS LOVE IT; my grandkids insisted on staying for two hours longer than the 30 minutes planned. While absolutely great for West Virginia history, non-Mountaineers will also have a great...More

Thank Karl W
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Great! Must visit if in Charleston. Residents and visitors would find the museum interesting and full of history.

Thank steveE612SD
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised at how well done this museum is. Great exhibits, free, and a ton of West Virginia history! A must see!

Thank DKPuck
Reviewed 16 May 2017

If you get a chance to go, it is well worth your while. This museum housed so much information on the history of West Va, and it is very well done. The only downside was a group of school kids on tour ran around and...More

Thank lindaaQ7558FV
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Went with a group of fourth grade students for a field trip. This museum is absolutely stunning. You are literally walking around while having history unfold around you. The displays are breathtakingly beautiful. Definitely plan to spend a few hours here. I love learning about...More

Thank Paige P
Reviewed 24 April 2017

The displays tracing West VIrginia history were excellent, Extremely well done. Both adults and children will find them interesting. Wish we had more time, we made the mistake of not having enough money in the parking meter and had to leave.

Thank lovesthrbeach
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Loved going through the "coal mine". Sound effects and all. As a WV native, visiting the Capitol Museum is one of our top things to do when we "go back home".

Thank Rose K
Reviewed 16 April 2017

My family over this museum. It gave us a new appreciation for West Virginia. The museum is interactive and engaging. It must be recently redone because it is a quality presentation.

Thank Heather S
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

If you are visiting the Capitol the Museum is a must every time I go I always find something new! There is also a Tamarack store on the premises so if you need a great gift this is the place!

Thank Robin D
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9 July 2017|
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Response from joanna_walters2002 | Reviewed this property |
There are parking lots located across the street beside the museum, you have to cross the street and walk up to the main entrance. There are also limited parking meters, but I've never been that lucky at an event. I would... More
12 June 2016|
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Response from SusanTalib | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The museum reminds me of the kids movie Night at the Museum. It has cool displays and it would be fun to just walk through. Also go over to the capitol next door. Thete is a real stuffed bear.the kids may enjoy... More
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6 June 2016|
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Response from lanniandeisi | Reviewed this property |
According to the museum's website: Operating Hours Tuesday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Sundays and Mondays Admission to the museum is free. You can find more information about the museum from their website... More