West Virginia State Museum, Charleston

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  • I'm in town visiting from Washington DC for the holidays. I was super amazed that this museum is just as wonderful as I would see in DC. I love the interactivity and the sounds. I was engaged and very...  more »
  • First, there is no charge for this museum. The exhibits are all top notch and well organized. There is a lot to see, so you can spend as much or as little time as you want. The timeline is laid out in...  more »
  • This attractive museum recounts the history of the state in a series of nicely laid out rooms joined by a path that leads the visitor chronologically from 4,000,000 BCE almost to the present.  more »
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  • Awesome museum. Way bigger and extensive than I expected. Good mix of artifacts and information. Everything from prehistoric to modern history of the state. Definitely worth a stop if you are stopping by.
  • Love this place! Used to visit here as a kid and it's still wonderful! I recommend going on the weekends, as per their website, metered parking isn't monitored. And there's less people and you can tour by yourself.
  • The museum is free! It moves through history sequentially, which gives context. One of the best state history museums I have been to. Give yourself 1-2 hours to properly enjoy it.
  • Wonderful place to go if you have never been to the state. We could have spent hours there going through all of the exhibits but unfortunately we were only stopping through. They also have a really friendly staff. A great thing to do is park at the Capitol Market and take the trolley to the museum!
  • Love going through this museum, even though I've gone through it probably more than a dozen times by this point. It's super immersive and fascinating even to those who might not be so interested in history. I could visit here time and time again.

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