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Governor's Mansion

1716 Kanawha Blvd E, Charleston, WV
+1 304-558-3809
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Beautiful governor's mansion on the riverfront!

Definitely worth a look while visiting the adjacent capitol building (see separate review). It's a... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2017
Miami, Florida
via mobile
Very Historical

I have been to the Governor's Mansion many times! It is very beautiful and historical. A must... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Charleston, West Virginia
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Built in 1924, the home of the Governor of West Virginia is a traditional Georgian colonial mansion with a stately, but somewhat homey, feel. Tours are conducted on Thursday and Friday mornings.
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1716 Kanawha Blvd E, Charleston, WV
+1 304-558-3809
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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth a look while visiting the adjacent capitol building (see separate review). It's a beautiful building and I understand tours can be prearranged to visit the interior but we only saw it from the outside. So for anyone who likes architecture or for a...More

Thank ARodriguezP
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I have been to the Governor's Mansion many times! It is very beautiful and historical. A must visit when in Charleston, our Capitol City!! Of Note: You must schedule a tour in advance of your visit.

1  Thank Candi2016
Reviewed 23 July 2017

The AAA tourist book for West Virginia stated that the Governor's Mansion is often opened for tours but you have to call for a reservation. When we got to the state capitol building , we asked our tor guide if we could visit the mansion,...More

1  Thank Jeffrey M
Reviewed 6 July 2017

I grew up in Charleston and had the opportunity to tour the mansion last weekend. It is a very impressive home, with an enormous amount of history. It was beautiful both inside and out. I truly appreciated the opportunity to visit and my children loved...More

Thank grovers572
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Our Governor's Mansion is very beautiful and When Jay Rockefeller was Governor Mrs. Sharon Rockefeller invited some children from Mexico that were visiting in my neighborhood for cookies and milk -the Mansion is open for visitors especially at /Christmas and they always have a beautiful...More

2  Thank Judith R
Reviewed 20 July 2016

On the corner of the beautiful W. Va. capitol grounds sits the Govenor's Mansion. Tours are not available to my knowledge, so a picture of a big brick house, 1930's style is all you'll get.

Thank Don S
Reviewed 30 June 2016

I was with a group of veterans, about 25 of us for the tour. This mansion is along the river, beautiful grounds, and the inside is what I would expect for a governor's mansion. Luxury with lots of nice antique furnishings. We had a guide...More

Thank rward307
Reviewed 2 June 2016

I was a teacher for a private school, because we were a Christian School we were not permitted to join the tour with the public school kids. This left bad taste in my mouth and other teachers - those kids will never forget being turned...More

1  Thank AirForceTraveler
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Must make reservations for the tour and it is well worth it. The paintings and other art are fantastic, and the mansion is beautifully decorated. Loved the stencil in the living room!

Thank Kathleen H
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Visited the Governors mansion in May 2016. Very beautiful decor and architecture. Cannot remember the guides name, but she was very knowledgeable and entertaining. She answered all our questions. Well kept home and grounds

Thank DON
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