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West Virginia State Museum

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West Virginia State Museum

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1900 Kanawha Blvd E Capitol Complex, Charleston, WV 25305-0009
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Charleston Let’s Roam Treasure Hunt:West Virginia’s Cultural Crown!
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Charleston Let’s Roam Treasure Hunt:West Virginia’s Cultural Crown!

Let’s Roam is the #1 app-led scavenger hunt company. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answering trivia questions and solving challenges. Work with your team or compete against them, as you learn new facts and create memorable experiences. Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts are great as an everyday activity, or for bachelorette parties, birthday parties, corporate team building events and more! Each player chooses an interactive role, with challenges varying by person.
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DonnaSColorado wrote a review Oct 2020
22 contributions42 helpful votes
Loved all the history! Great way to spend a couple of hours. Grounds are impressive, with several memorials, including to war veterans; coal miners; and women military.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Gene R J wrote a review Sep 2020
Silver Spring, Maryland4,299 contributions625 helpful votes
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We drove 2.5 miles south from our Holiday Inn Express and followed the Visitor Parking signs to the metered parking (4 quarters for 2 hours) at 1708 Washington St E, and walked 1000' to this 1976 museum building. After meeting with the entry docent (temperature & Covid questions), we perused the huge hall's vast quilt-covered walls. A nearby elevator accessed the 2nd floor's glass display of 1st ladies dresses. Returning to the main hall and down an escalator, we entered the long winding path (with 26 side rooms of exhibits) following the historic timeline of the state. It began with prehistory that included a slice of the 1358-1938 Mingo Oak, the largest White oak in WV. Early man (12,000 BC) with stone tools and a 69' burial mound at Moundsville, a room on the 1700-1865 Slavery era, early farming tools, 1861 movement to succeed from VA to 1863 Statehood, Civil War, Timber/Railroad boom 1870-1920, Coal 1880 to 1947 peak production and on thru more modern times. Videos and audio explanations supplement the excellent visual display of artifacts, making this a 1st class museum and well worth a 2 hour visit.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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rhaltn56 wrote a review Aug 2020
Murfreesboro, Tennessee93 contributions24 helpful votes
This is a great State Museum, people were welcoming, lots to see it is pretty big area that covers so much of West Virginia History. Best of all it is free of charge, Parking is close by and the area that it is in has a lot more to see so plan awhile for everything to be seen. The Gift shop has some reasonable prices and staff was very pleasant and nice. If you are a history bluff you have to stop and see this. Children would like it as their are interactive exhibits and the displays have something to see for all age groups. It is very well laid out and is easy to explore, recommend this highly.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Jerome M wrote a review May 2020
Gary, Indiana1,440 contributions133 helpful votes
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This museum is amazing and has an incredible amount of historical and educational information. A school trip for middle and high schoolers should be manditory. I love history and historical places. This is a must see for all history buffs. I learned new and exciting things and even learned about the Hatfields and the McCoys. Plan to spend 2 to 3 hours to get the full effect.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Melissa T wrote a review Mar 2020
Sudbury, Canada2 contributions
West Virginia state museum is the best museum I have ever been to, All cities states countries whatever should have the same type of museum that they have here it’s interactive entertaining well thought out well laid out it’s a fantastic experience if you ever come to West Virginia this is something you definitely want to walk through.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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