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Address: 1716 Kanawha Boulevard, Charleston, WV
Phone Number: 304-558-3809
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Built in 1924, the home of the Governor of West Virginia is a traditional...

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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wv has one of the most beautiful capitals' in the u s...it's gold dome lights up the sky @ nite...easy access...

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 23, 2015
Parkersburg, West Virginia
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Parkersburg, West Virginia
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176 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

wv has one of the most beautiful capitals' in the u s...it's gold dome lights up the sky @ nite...easy access...

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Durham, North Carolina
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Small governors mansion. Stopped at night. The streets were more decorated. You could easily drive right pass & not notice. Very easy to get to from the Capitol Building. Nothing to really take a picture of at night.

Thank shutterbug1976
Madrid, Spain
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191 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Christmas time they put up all sorts of beautiful large decorated trees and other decorations and have open houses. Really puts everyone in the Christmas spirit - Joyful Night each year is delightful

Thank Adventurer2011
Hurricane, West Virginia
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43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We took a tour a while back and enjoyed the house very much. Nothing fancy or exciting but a good part of WV history. Check it out around Christmas time and they have the First Lady Ornaments out. If you want a virtual tour you can listen about some of the artifacts they have at the mansion.

Thank WildWonderfulWander
Charleston, West Virginia
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Beautiful on the outside and inside. It's easy to get to, it's located in a easy access part of town. Parking can be an issue at times though. Recent upgrades on the inside makes it nicer than it was already.

Thank fizers3
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

The mansion is a red brick building that is a part of the capitol complex. There is easy access to all portions of the capitol complex.

Thank MTpob
Charleston, West Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The Governor's Mansion is a beautiful, historic building located on statehouse grounds right next to the Capital building as well as adjacent to the WV Culture Center that is rich in WV history. The Governor's Mansion is a lovely building with great charm & amazing décor. If by chance you can make it during the winter months, the mansion is... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Did not enter the Governor's Mansion. It is on the statehouse grounds and visitors are able to walk in front of the mansion. Stately but not overdone.

2 Thank voltzwagons
Memphis, Indiana
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74 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

Rich in history. We were lucky to get in. Our tour guide was very friendly & great. The mansion is very beautiful, Me & my friends are thankful to see it.

2 Thank iamrebecca_rose
Orange Park, Florida
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Lots to see and take in, wear a good pair of walking shoes. Liked the way Charleston is laid out and could imagine living there during the Civil War.

1 Thank dhuff53

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