West Virginia Culture Center and State Museum

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West Virginia Culture Center and State Museum

West Virginia Culture Center and State Museum
State Capitol Complex, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. East
Bldg. 9
Charleston, WEST VIRGINIA 25305

Contact phone: 304-558-0220
Fax: 304-558-2779
Web site: http://www.wvculture.org
Contact e-mail: Charles.W.Morris@wv.gov
Latitude: 38.335548
Longitude: -81.612832

A 360 degree tour of the WV State Museum

Take a journey through time as you trek from a pre-historic coal forest into early western settlement and present-day wonders. Following a chronological and interactive "show path," special exhibits with sound and lighting illustrate pivotal moments in West Virginia's cultural, industrial and natural history. The West Virginia State Museum is dedicated to inspiring, educating and enriching the lives of the public by instilling a deeper understanding and sense of pride through the collection, preservation and exhibition of diverse cultural and historic traditions, focusing on every aspect of West Virginia history, culture, art, paleontology, archaeology and geology from all geographic regions – representing the people, land and industries.

The West Virginia State Museum is a wonderful place to spend quality time with family and friends. It is free and open to the public January through December, most days except major holidays, Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5:00 p.m. We encourage groups of 15 or more to call or go to our Web site to request a reservation. Walk-ins are welcome and school groups are encouraged to participate in our structured educational programming. The newly renovated museum is a fascinating experience and a must see for everyone who lives and visits the great state of West Virginia.

The Division of Culture and History's main offices are in the Culture Center at the State Capitol in Charleston. In addition to the State Museum and Theater, the building is home to the State Archives and Collections and a library for genealogical research. The Division includes the West Virginia Commission on the Arts and the State Historic Preservation Office. At the Culture Center, the Division programs a full year of events and exhibits. The Division also administers four historical sites, with their own program schedules, in other areas of the state.

The Culture Center is located on the Capitol Complex grounds in Charleston, West Virginia. Exit 99 off Interstate 64/77 at Greenbrier Street.


  • Family Friendly
  • Gift Shop
  • Group Friendly
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Restroom Facilities