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Review of Governor's Mansion

Governor's Mansion
Ranked #13 of 51 things to do in Charleston
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Owner description: Built in 1924, the home of the Governor of West Virginia is a traditional Georgian colonial mansion with a stately, but somewhat homey, feel. Tours are conducted on Thursday and Friday mornings.
Reviewed 2 June 2016

I was a teacher for a private school, because we were a Christian School we were not permitted to join the tour with the public school kids. This left bad taste in my mouth and other teachers - those kids will never forget being turned away! I personally was able to get a tour later with my spouse, a nice visit, as a lifelong citizen of the state I am educated in the history of the building - a bit more than the tour lead. I was saddened to see that the building is not as well maintained as it should be, the state seems to be able to spend plenty of money RE-BUILDING project housing after the free rent tenants destroy them but never have enough money to fully restore a historic monument of the state that is 5+ times older than any project dwelling in the state. The place could be restored for future citizens to see - all citizens and visitors not just select groups approved by those with personally agendas. I would recommend the tour next door at the capital however we seem to have gone nuts and blocked eveyone until they can go thru security which takes a great deal of time and prevents them from bringing so much as a bottle of water thru the door.

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Reviewed 25 May 2016

Must make reservations for the tour and it is well worth it. The paintings and other art are fantastic, and the mansion is beautifully decorated. Loved the stencil in the living room!

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Reviewed 20 May 2016

Visited the Governors mansion in May 2016. Very beautiful decor and architecture. Cannot remember the guides name, but she was very knowledgeable and entertaining. She answered all our questions. Well kept home and grounds

Thank DON11
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Reviewed 23 February 2016

Both the home and grounds are lovely. Governor Toblin has a garden too! I love the history and beautiful dining areas!

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Reviewed 23 December 2015

wv has one of the most beautiful capitals' in the u s...it's gold dome lights up the sky @ nite...easy access...

Thank mjpk25
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