West Virginia State Museum, Charleston

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  • This is located in Charleston, West Virginia. It is in the lower level of the Museum building across the sidewalk from the State capitol on the West Virginia State Capitol Complex. Parking for this... 
    This is located in Charleston, West Virginia. It is in the lower level of the Museum building across the sidewalk from the State capitol on the West Virginia State Capitol Complex. Parking for this...  more »
  • This was one of most pleasant surprises of our overnight in Charleston. Of course, we are museum people. The exhibits here give the history of West Virginia and how it became a state separated... 
    This was one of most pleasant surprises of our overnight in Charleston. Of course, we are museum people. The exhibits here give the history of West Virginia and how it became a state separated...  more »
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  • Amazing! Truly amazing. We stopped by on a whim and we were blown away. This place is a must see. Give yourself a couple hours and you will not be disappointed. And it's free!
  • This is an absolute must-see in the capitol This is located in Charleston, West Virginia. It is in the lower level of the Museum building across the sidewalk from the State capitol on the West Virginia State Capitol Complex. Parking for this can be found either on a nearby street or in the metered parking to the northeast that is part of the complex. The museum is a marble building with a large open entryway/atrium that is beautiful. There are escalators to either side of the information desk in the center. The left-hand one will take you downstairs. The museum takes up most of the bottom floor. You can walk through the wonderfully descriptive parts of the museum that takes you through the various parts of the state history. It starts with the prehistoric era to describe how the area came to be and the other portions describe various historical eras and then focus on the most recent centuries. I really liked the coal mine recreation. As you leave, the other escalator takes you back up to the main floor. Please be sure to check out the gift shop on the way out. This site is a must-see for anyone in the area.

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