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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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Great step back in time

You will travel through a succession of exhibits beginning from ancient fossils to the modern day... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
West Virginia
Excellent and free

Fascinating as it takes you fro pre historic times through the present indicating all sorts of col... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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 days ago

You will travel through a succession of exhibits beginning from ancient fossils to the modern day. You will see some unexpected twists along the way.

Thank WVRoadWarrior
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fascinating as it takes you fro pre historic times through the present indicating all sorts of col events in west Virginia history

Thank Bud D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I should have known that most museums throughout the country are closed on Monday. But our state capitol tour guide recommended that we stop in anyway and I am glad we did. There was an exhibit of West Virginia's role in World War One with...More

Thank Jeffrey M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit. Extensive collection of artifacts of West Virginia. Spent 90 mi minutes - wish we could have spent 4 hours. Extemely educational.

Thank Bob W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had stumbled by this place by accident and had gone to the old one. Wow ! This place is nice. It gives a good history lesson on WVA. Good place to kill a couple hours or good for entertaining friends of family for an...More

Thank rick c
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

So if your driving through Charleston headed someplace else and need a break you may be pleasantly surprised if you take Exit 99 and drive to the Capitol parking lot a few hundred yards away and park in Culture Center Visitor Parking area where it...More

Thank WEB345
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Very interesting for all ages. My children and grandchildren have enjoyed looking at our history and our WV history played apart in American

Thank Andiecb14
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Visited WV State Museum with S.Korean visitors and thoroughly enjoyed every minute and display of West Va.'s history

Thank VisitWV4Fun
Reviewed 7 July 2017

This attraction is great for all ages. You could visit many times and not see all the exhibits. Truly a "diamond" for West Virginia.

Thank grovers572
Reviewed 4 July 2017

a true living history museum, as you go through the different rooms of time periods, it feels alive, many narations and artifacys from specific time periods. You cant help but feel the personal struggles from settlers. THIS IS A MUST SEE! It is also free...More

Thank cds1macy
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10 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
kathie l
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