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Address: 1716 Kanawha Boulevard, Charleston, WV
Phone Number: +1 304-558-3809
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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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Our State's Mansion

Our Governor's Mansion is very beautiful and When Jay Rockefeller was Governor Mrs. Sharon Rockefeller invited some children from Mexico that were visiting in my neighborhood for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 8, 2016
Judith R
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Spring Hill, WV
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Spring Hill, WV
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

Our Governor's Mansion is very beautiful and When Jay Rockefeller was Governor Mrs. Sharon Rockefeller invited some children from Mexico that were visiting in my neighborhood for cookies and milk -the Mansion is open for visitors especially at /Christmas and they always have a beautiful tree

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Charleston, West Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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