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Culture Center

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great place to visit

I really enjoy seeing the art as well as the first class museum! There is such a sense of pride and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Clayton S
Charleston, West Virginia
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One of the best museums, the timeline of W Va is done nicely. Choices of events is also great... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Adil K
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Complex that houses a variety of interesting tourist sites such as the State Museum, reference libraries, and a live-performance theater.
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1900 Kanawha Blvd E, Capitol Complex, Charleston, WV 25305-0009
+1 304-558-0220
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoy seeing the art as well as the first class museum! There is such a sense of pride and knowledge of history at every turn-the staff is especially helpful to every question.

Thank Clayton S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best museums, the timeline of W Va is done nicely. Choices of events is also great👌🏽 Goes through important, good and bad, events in West Virginias history. Pretty busy for a weekday at noon.

Thank Adil K
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Take the time to walk around and see the displays. Beautiful home made quilts. The crafts are breath taking. Great and fun time for the whole family

Thank Leshia H
Reviewed 7 August 2018

awesome and free museum, well done, interactive, history retold in easy to understand manner this needs to be on everyone's bucket list

Thank Skip R
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We visited the center and found wonderful displays of quilts as well as a very well-done historical museum offering a chronology of events important to understanding West Virginia. Interactive displays, plenty of artifacts, handy audio tour devices, made it a great stop on our trip...More

Thank Shellseeker58
Reviewed 14 July 2018

It was amazing to see the artistry and craft that was placed. Was beautifully displayed as well, nice.

Thank Rick N Janice R
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Great thing to do if it is raining or too hot or too cold outside for other activities! I take all my out of town guests here. I have seen it soo many times and it never gets old ! Soo much to learn and...More

Thank Nancy L
Reviewed 16 June 2018

A must see, especially for families. The WV history museum is not to be missed. Well organized and staffed.

Thank Andi_DH
Reviewed 27 May 2018

We have been to 30+ of the Capitols and their state museums so far and this museum is by far the very best one. It started in pre-historic times and had a flow all the way through present day. They covered the wilderness, the coal...More

1  Thank Pat M
Reviewed 26 May 2018

This is our second time visiting the Culture and History Center. We made a 5 hour trip to Charleston just to go through it again because we could not get enough of it the first time. From floor to ceiling, this walk through WV history...More

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Response from Annette B | Reviewed this property |
The State Museum hours are 9:00am to 5pm Tuesday through Saturday; last entry at 4:15 Closed on Sunday and Monday The Archives Library hours are 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Wednesday 9:00am to 8:00pm Thursday 9:00am to... More