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Beautiful State Capitol Building

Another beautiful State house on our US tour. It’s definitely worth a visit both inside and around... read more

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Upplands-Vasby, Sweden
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Gorgeous structure

Stunning architecture and richly appointed legislative chambers. Fitting for a state capitol of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Designed by influential architect Cass Gilbert, this grand building, the highest state capitol dome in the United States, is open to the public for tours and features decadent interior details like marble walls a massive crystal chandelier.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
1900 Kanawha Blvd E, Charleston, WV 25305-0009
+1 304-558-2000
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After the security check we went to the information desk for a guided tour. Unfortunately the rotunda is closed because of restoration for the next two years. Alex, our guide did a good job and answered all our questions. You will see the senate and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another beautiful State house on our US tour. It’s definitely worth a visit both inside and around at the outside. Spend at least two hours for the visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The capitol was beautiful on the outside, but the rotunda was closed for repair. The website said there were tours on Saturdays, but there were not. Another family was also there for a tour. We were told by a capitol employee that there are no...More

Thank Patricia K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunning architecture and richly appointed legislative chambers. Fitting for a state capitol of West Virginia.

Thank BobH1797
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interior dome under construction. Exterior dome beautiful. Tour guide lacked passion and personality. Loved the chandeliers, variety marble and ceilings.

Thank IllinoisKate1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am making it a point to visit all the US Capitols, and this is the last one on the east coast for me. What a wonderful trip to see these beautiful mountains. The Capitol itself is a very large building surrounded by a campus,...More

Thank VTyankee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly staff as we wandered around marble lined hallways touring at our own pace. There is help desk to pick up literature and answer any questions. The footprint of the capitol is massive so if you exit building to front entrance, be aware its a...More

Thank Patti W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On our way out of Charleston while driving along the New Rriver, we passed West Virginia's Capitol. With is sculptured golden dome, it is one of the most beautiful Capitol buildings in the U.S.

Thank Gregory B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The actual capitol building is by far one of the prettiest I have ever saw. That's real gold at the top of the dome. Grounds are large and the little squirrels will come right up to you. Inside the capitol building is just as beautiful...More

Thank Chrishawn G
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Believe it or not this is a very interesting place to go inside an check out. Even has a small museum. Beatiful grounds along the river. Go in and check out inside of the dome. Cool.

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26 July 2018|
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Response from sunshinegirl36 | Reviewed this property |
No tickets needed. Please note we went on a Sunday. The building was empty, no one to answer questions or give any info.-
5 March 2018|
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Response from Bankslover | Reviewed this property |
There is a visitors parking lot on the west (?) end of the capital which I is free. (I think)
26 November 2017|
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Response from Vicki S | Reviewed this property |
23 1/2 karat gold LEAF