Beautiful and newly remodeled. Something for everyone in the family and free.
The WV State Museum is top notch! It's an expertly designed museum, taking visitors from the beginning of West Virginia's creation to modern life. When I first visited after its renovation in 2009, I was seriously blown away by its quality and have been back many times. This is definitely a must-do if you're in Charleston... plus, it's completely free!
The Great Hall is wonderful for events. The auditorium is very nice, with great acoustics!
This is definitely something you would want to visit, it is a time-line of West Virginia, just opened in 2009. It is free to see and self-paced, but allow at least 1 1/2 to 2 hours to go through it. You begin with a prehistoric jaw with two molars dating back to BC, a large round cut of a tree... More
This was a really fun, well put together museum. I went based on other trip advisor reviews and was not disappointed. The museum follows a time line of West Virginia history and has lots of narration and multi-media displays (I particularly liked the sound effects in the coal mine section, I bet kids would love it). And on top of... More
Many one of a kind artifacts and period pieces detailing the history of the state. Special exhibit rooms call attention to industries--past and present. I lived in the state of 29 years and never realized the salt industry there pre-Civil War. Free admission to a self guided tour in a modern setting
My wife and I were literally passing through Charleson, WV and wanted to see the Capitol Building up close. We discovered this museum as part of the building complex but had only an hour or so to spare. We have visited museums in many different countries. This is one of the best presented and, for children, the most engaging series... More
This might take you several hours to go through because there's so much to look at! Very interesting and do many great displays! I'm glad the state capital has such a great museum of information.
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