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Culture Center

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great place to visit

I really enjoy seeing the art as well as the first class museum! There is such a sense of pride and... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Clayton S
Charleston, West Virginia
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One of the best museums, the timeline of W Va is done nicely. Choices of events is also great... read more

Reviewed August 18, 2018
Adil K
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Complex that houses a variety of interesting tourist sites such as the State Museum, reference libraries, and a live-performance theater.
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1900 Kanawha Blvd E, Capitol Complex, Charleston, WV 25305-0009
+1 304-558-0220
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All reviews gift shop west virginia beautiful display wv history comfortable seating all ages prehistoric times beautiful state civil war free museum great place to visit capitol building items exhibits capital radio timeline
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is much that is redundant here, not unique to West Virginia, i.e. old artifacts that seem to be on display just because they are old, but they are the same thing you see in museums in Missouri and Wyoming. So concentrate your time on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

I really enjoy seeing the art as well as the first class museum! There is such a sense of pride and knowledge of history at every turn-the staff is especially helpful to every question.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Clayton S
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

One of the best museums, the timeline of W Va is done nicely. Choices of events is also great👌🏽 Goes through important, good and bad, events in West Virginias history. Pretty busy for a weekday at noon.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Adil K
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Take the time to walk around and see the displays. Beautiful home made quilts. The crafts are breath taking. Great and fun time for the whole family

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Leshia H
Reviewed August 6, 2018

awesome and free museum, well done, interactive, history retold in easy to understand manner this needs to be on everyone's bucket list

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Skip R
Reviewed August 5, 2018

We visited the center and found wonderful displays of quilts as well as a very well-done historical museum offering a chronology of events important to understanding West Virginia. Interactive displays, plenty of artifacts, handy audio tour devices, made it a great stop on our trip...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 13, 2018

It was amazing to see the artistry and craft that was placed. Was beautifully displayed as well, nice.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Rick N Janice R
Reviewed June 27, 2018

Great thing to do if it is raining or too hot or too cold outside for other activities! I take all my out of town guests here. I have seen it soo many times and it never gets old ! Soo much to learn and...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Nancy L
Reviewed June 15, 2018

A must see, especially for families. The WV history museum is not to be missed. Well organized and staffed.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Andi_DH
Reviewed May 26, 2018

We have been to 30+ of the Capitols and their state museums so far and this museum is by far the very best one. It started in pre-historic times and had a flow all the way through present day. They covered the wilderness, the coal...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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The State Museum hours are 9:00am to 5pm Tuesday through Saturday; last entry at 4:15 Closed on Sunday and Monday The Archives Library hours are 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Wednesday 9:00am to 8:00pm Thursday 9:00am to... More