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“The guide (Royce) was excellent.”
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 1 June 2018

The guide (Royce) was excellent. We made a last minute reservation and he worked hard to fit us in. Worth an hour of your time and next door to excellent museum and statehouse.

Thank Bill L
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

Gorgeous mansion with beautiful landscaping all around. One of the prettier mansions. Capitol close by with a gilded dome.

Thank lmom12
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

One of the few really worthwhile sites to visit in Charleston, this 30-room Georgian executive mansion is located to the west of the state Capitol overlooking the Kanawha River. Elegantly proportioned, with a two-story portico supported by four Corinthian columns, it is built of red Harvard brick.

My spouse and I were very fortunate in that a tour was about to begin in the mansion at the time we arrived at the capitol. There were only the three of us, so it was truly a private tour.

The dramatic front foyer, where the tour begins, is enhanced by the white Tennessee and black Belgium marble floor, and the dual mahogany staircases. The state rooms are on the first floor and include the ballroom, state dining room, drawing room, along with the governor' dining room, a sun room, and library. We enjoyed the cozy library the most with its warm walls of butternut paneling. The tour also allowed us to visit the outdoor patio area and the private garden of the governor. No one, not even the guides, are allowed on the second floor where the bedrooms are located.

Reservations are needed for the free tour, unless you are lucky like us to fall into one already scheduled. I am so thankful that we were able to see and visit this stunning residence! This is a place not to be missed!!

1  Thank CJW913
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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth a look while visiting the adjacent capitol building (see separate review). It's a beautiful building and I understand tours can be prearranged to visit the interior but we only saw it from the outside.
So for anyone who likes architecture or for a simple photo opportunity then do take a few minutes to see it,for those with more time and an interest in local history or interior design then definitely look into arranging a tour.

1  Thank ARodriguezP
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

I have been to the Governor's Mansion many times! It is very beautiful and historical. A must visit when in Charleston, our Capitol City!! Of Note: You must schedule a tour in advance of your visit.

2  Thank Candi2016
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