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Address: 105 Church St, Lewisburg, WV 24901-1303
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Carnegie Hall was built in 1902 with funds donated by steel baron and...

Carnegie Hall was built in 1902 with funds donated by steel baron and philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie. Carnegie Hall, Inc. was established in 1983 as a regional, not-for-profit arts and education center to serve Southern West Virginia.

The historic, Greek-revival structure houses an auditorium, studios for painting, weaving, pottery and dance; three art galleries; kitchen; administrative offices; and several other rooms used for meeting spaces, classrooms, lectures, receptions, and gatherings of all kinds.

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Always a pleasure

Always a great experience to visit one the the Carnegie hall sights , nice people lovely attmoshere , we will stop again when we are in the area , love the art exibits mostly very... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 18, 2017
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bird6ie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

Always a great experience to visit one the the Carnegie hall sights , nice people lovely attmoshere , we will stop again when we are in the area , love the art exibits mostly very talented locals!

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Martinsville, Virginia, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Built in 1902 I believe. Saw Tribute to Little Jimmy Dickens in January 2017 and the place was packed. Although old, the seats were comfortable and it is a cozy performance venue with no bad seats. Also, has an interesting museum that is worth going to see if you are in the area. Would definitely recommend if there is a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

Beautiful Old building built from a donation by Andrew Carnegie that still acts as the heart of Lewisburg WV to this day. Contains a performance hall, art gallery, dance studio, exhibition area etc and is used constantly by the local community , a fitting use of a special gift of long ago I think ?

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Lexington, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

We came a distance for a visit to the ground-floor art gallery (one large well-laid out room) for an artist we enjoy. Once there, we visited the third-floor art studio and dance studio, chatted with an interesting art instructor, walked through the small concert hall (okay, not NYC but still 400 nice seats), and were intrigued by, and enjoyed, a... More 

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Catonsville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Carnegie Hall was built in 1902 by steel baron and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie as a classroom building for the Lewisburg Female Institute, later the Greenbrier College for Women. Carnegie was friends with the college president and it is 1 of only 4 Carnegie Halls in the world. Looking from Academy Park you see the Ivy Terrace and the beautiful while... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Was staying at the Greenbrier very close by, so this was a quick trip. Very small building but interesting to see the vintage stage, seating, etc in this functioning concert hall, one of only a few Carnegie Halls in the country (didn't know there were more than one before I visited here).

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Johnson City, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

If you are traveling to the Lewisburg area. Check ahead of time to see if Carnagie Hall has any music or shows available. Sometimes they have lessons. I took "drop in" salsa lessons and had a blast! Just google Carnagie Hall to see their schedule.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Being interested in Carnegie, I was interested in seeing this attraction. Unfortunately, I only saw the building and not a show. The building is a fabulous addition to a town as small as Lewisburg. I recommend seeing this just to see how Carnegie donated his wealth.

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White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016

Couple years ago saw Kathy Mattea there - it was her Good News Christmas tour - amazing - just like her being in your living room - it's small and perfect for intimate shows. She's a WV girl so we were so excited to see her perform.

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Orinda, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2016

Lewisburg has one of only four of these concert halls funded by the legendary millionaire. Set in a park setting, his building is beautiful and the performances within a tribute to the arts.

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