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West Virginia Independence Hall

1528 Market St, Wheeling, WV 26003-3532
+1 304-238-1300
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One of the few places to visit in Downtown Wheeling outside of restaurants.

Good overview of West Virginia early history, and a well-done restoration of a piece of history... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Wheeling, West Virginia
Learning about West Virginia's history

This was a great museum to visit during our day out in Wheeling. We learned quite a bit about West... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2017
Glynn G
Vicenza, Italy
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1528 Market St, Wheeling, WV 26003-3532
1528 Market St, Wheeling, WV 26003-3532
+1 304-238-1300
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Good overview of West Virginia early history, and a well-done restoration of a piece of history. And even though a downtown location, it has parking available for visitors.

Thank mulle2c
Reviewed 4 August 2017

This was a great museum to visit during our day out in Wheeling. We learned quite a bit about West Virginia, the Civil War and local culture during our visit. The court house on the top floor has a fascinating history. A lady working at...More

1  Thank Glynn G
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Really cool museum that we unfortunately only had time for a quick walk thru, but know we will be back. Just walking around the perimeter of the building looking at the architecture was interesting by itself. Located in the downtown area, very near a lot...More

Thank rduinc
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Very interesting and information. The restored courtroom on top floor is itself worth the visit. The director spent a lot of time. Thouroughy goes thru what happened when Virginia seceded with the confederacy and events eventually leading to statehood for West Virginia.

1  Thank Bob R
Reviewed 12 April 2017

They also have an amazing collection of battle flags from the civil war. I was very inspired by the 7th infantry flag and story. I was also interesting to note that the confederacy had a very difficult time trying to reconquer West Virginia for the...More

1  Thank Pat P
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Location of the 1861 Wheeling Convention where a series of two meetings was called (1) to repeal an Ordinance of Secession from the United States of America that had been approved throughout Virginia in a referendum and (2) to establish a Restored government of Virginia,...More

1  Thank Jesse R
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Our tour guide was very informative and I actually learned a lot about the history of how and why West Virginia became a state. The courtroom was beautiful!

Thank lorisZ7207HS
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Independence Hall is a Civil War museum located in Wheeling. The website does not due justice to this place. Admission is free. The museum is located on three floors and pictures and videos in the basement on how West Virginia became a state. Exhibits include...More

Thank DiscountKing
Reviewed 1 September 2016

The road to statehood for West Virginia more or less began here, at a former customs house in downtown Wheeling. When the Civil War was about to get started, those in the eastern part of Virginia were ready to leave the Union in order to...More

2  Thank BBailey182
Reviewed 7 August 2016

I hadn't realized prior to visiting how West Virginia became a state. Lots of great information - really enjoyed seeing the flag displays on the 2nd floor. The movie is a bit hokey, but has a good story regarding WV's secession from Virginia and how...More

1  Thank f220
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