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Address: Lower level of the Cultural Center, Greenbrier Street, Charleston, WV
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Description: Located in the Cultural Center, this interesting museum traces the history...
Located in the Cultural Center, this interesting museum traces the history of West Virginia through a series of exhibits containing everything from an extensive collection of antique hats donated by a local school teacher to the telescope George Washington used to survey lands within the state.
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Very nice and free!!

This was a great treat for out of town guest and we also really enjoyed it. I was much more than I had expected. Very impressed!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Charleston, West Virginia
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Charleston, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This was a great treat for out of town guest and we also really enjoyed it. I was much more than I had expected. Very impressed!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This is one of the best state museums ever! And it is all free! It truly tells the great history of the state of WV. Everything in the museum is so real from the early settlers to present day. Not only a great educational tool for kids but great for adults to travel down memory lane.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This was a very up to date museum. Great exhibits and very educational about the state of West Virginia. You toured at your own pace which I always prefer. When you finish the museum you need to visit the gift shop, it has some beautiful things related to WV.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

Furst if all it's free admission. It's been remodeled. The state has done this right by me lol. Haven't been since may 14 but wanted to write. I have memories of this as a child with school trips. I've always enjoyed history! I can't forget where I come from!

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Summerfield, Florida
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

A very in depth history lesson on the State of West Virginia!! My husband and I enjoyed the museum very much!!

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Charleston, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I've lived here all of my life and just visited this past year. If you want some great WV history, interesting and well-presented, downstairs at the Cultural Center is the place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It is a great museum with a lot of history! Every West Virginian should go sometime! One of the nicest museums I have been in!

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Charlestion
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

We love taking our visiting family to the Museum. This is part of our family history. Movies and displays provide education and fun, all ages will enjoy it.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This is a must see if you are traveling in WV and enjoying learning about the area. Very well laid out museum and lots of great info.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We spent two nice hours in the museum . Its really well done and well maintained! Congratulations! You can learn the culture and how the state grow along the various events.. I liked the small movies and the narration along the way.. And.. Its FREE! I do recommend. Being from Brasil and living in Boston was a great experience to... More 

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