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Address: 1716 Kanawha Blvd E, Charleston, WV 25305-0008
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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Beautiful home

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2016
Kathleen H
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Charles Town, United States
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Charleston, West Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 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.

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Protem, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 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 for the tour and it took about 20 minutes.

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Charleston, West Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 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 away! I personally was able to get a tour later with my spouse, a nice... More 

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Charles Town, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 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!

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Cottleville, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 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

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Hurricane, WV
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

Both the home and grounds are lovely. Governor Toblin has a garden too! I love the history and beautiful dining areas!

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Parkersburg, West Virginia
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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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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.

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Madrid, Spain
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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

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Hurricane, West Virginia
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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.

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