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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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Wonderful place

If you are interested in WV history this place is a must visit. We only had 1 1/2 hrs. You should... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2017
Tim N
via mobile
Must See

Really enjoyed seeing the exhibits of WV coal and the history of WV was great had alot of great... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2017
Nancy S
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1900 Kanawha Blvd E, Capitol Complex, Charleston, WV 25305-0009
+1 304-558-0162
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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

If you are interested in WV history this place is a must visit. We only had 1 1/2 hrs. You should allow at least 4. I'll be back.

Thank Tim N
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed seeing the exhibits of WV coal and the history of WV was great had alot of great things to see the self tour is great you can take your time and really enjoy the exhibits great place.

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Very nice front desk attendants plus a wonderful gift shop with another group of pleasant workers! No matter where in go in the Capitol complex the people you come in contact with are so helpful and extremely nice!

Thank Shana M
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This museum was better than expected! The layout is very creative and keeps your interest. I really enjoyed the variety of exhibits; nature, history, politics, art, and sports. My visit was about 2.5 hours long but I could have stayed longer if time permitted.

Thank Lindsay F
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Wonderful collection of items documenting West Virginia's history. The museum has items in the collections that will interest people of various age. Every time I visit I see and learn something new about our state. Allow ample time to enjoy this treasure.

Thank Evie W
Reviewed 23 February 2017

If your a history buff and want to learn more about the heritage of the state, this is a good place to go. Family friendly. Observe at your own pace.

Thank joanna_walters2002
Reviewed 22 February 2017

A trip to the West Virginia State Museum earlier this month was actually our second trip. We took our daughters several years ago and decided to go back this year with our nephews and their parents. The museum spans the ground floor of the West...More

Thank StephRad
Reviewed 17 February 2017

The Museum is a state of the art facility it tells the State's story from the beginning it is a wonderful museum full of history

Thank Judith R
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This place is so beautiful and has alot of things to interest the young and the old. There are alot of visual and audio things to help you learn more about WV. Very much worth a visit and its free.

Thank Wendy B
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

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Thank Denver J
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Is this a good museum for young children (4&7)
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
Can you tell e me if they are open on Saturday and or Sunday Thank you
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
Patty K
We want to visit the State Museum. We are traveling in a large RV. Where is the closest RV park to Charleston? We have a car to drive in to town. Appreciate your help.
19 September 2015|
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Response from Eva B | Reviewed this property |
Kanawha is indeed lovely, and you should budget time to see it whether or not you camp there. Take special note of Andrew's point, above, about making sure your vehicle will fit. The ten minutes between downtown and... More