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West Virginia State Museum and Cultural Center Charleston

West Virginia State Museum & Cultural Center

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1900 Kanawha Boulevard EastCharlestonWest Virginia25305-0300
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Fun is On Display at the Charleston WV State Museum

The West Virginia State Museum puts the state's history, culture, art, and natural history on display. You will have the chance to journey through prehistoric coal woodlands and early western settlements, as well as some of the most intriguing modern marvels. The center features a museum, a theater, the State Archives, and a library for genealogical research.


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Tuesday through Saturday, 9am to 5pm

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Guided tours, field trips, art shows, exhibit openings, and more.


  • Guided Museum Tours
  • Genealogy Research
  • Theater Performances
  • Educational Events
  • Art Exhibits

West Virginia State Museum and Cultural Center

The genealogy corner features all sorts of fascinating information. Come by and trace your family line. The corner features a whole host of historical data, including birth, death, and marriage records.

West Virginia State Museum and Cultural Center

View 12 of the 26 rooms of the state museum online.


  • You will find artwork, quilts, clothing, photographs, historical documents, architecture, antiques, and fully interactive exhibits depicting scenes from the past, and made up of original and replica materials.
  • It depends on the displays. Many of the exhibits and displays are permanent fixtures of the museum, while others may be available for a limited time only.

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