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Governor's Mansion

1716 Kanawha Blvd E, Charleston, WV
+1 304-558-3809
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A stately mansion for West Virginia's governor

The AAA tourist book for West Virginia stated that the Governor's Mansion is often opened for tours... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jeffrey M
GOVERNOR'S MANSION

I grew up in Charleston and had the opportunity to tour the mansion last weekend. It is a very... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2017
grovers572
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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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.
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1716 Kanawha Blvd E, Charleston, WV
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The AAA tourist book for West Virginia stated that the Governor's Mansion is often opened for tours but you have to call for a reservation. When we got to the state capitol building , we asked our tor guide if we could visit the mansion,...More

Thank Jeffrey M
Reviewed 7 July 2017

I grew up in Charleston and had the opportunity to tour the mansion last weekend. It is a very impressive home, with an enormous amount of history. It was beautiful both inside and out. I truly appreciated the opportunity to visit and my children loved...More

Thank grovers572
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Our Governor's Mansion is very beautiful and When Jay Rockefeller was Governor Mrs. Sharon Rockefeller invited some children from Mexico that were visiting in my neighborhood for cookies and milk -the Mansion is open for visitors especially at /Christmas and they always have a beautiful...More

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Reviewed 21 July 2016

On the corner of the beautiful W. Va. capitol grounds sits the Govenor's Mansion. Tours are not available to my knowledge, so a picture of a big brick house, 1930's style is all you'll get.

Thank Don S
Reviewed 1 July 2016

I was with a group of veterans, about 25 of us for the tour. This mansion is along the river, beautiful grounds, and the inside is what I would expect for a governor's mansion. Luxury with lots of nice antique furnishings. We had a guide...More

Thank rward307
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...More

Thank AirForceTraveler
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!

Thank Kathleen H
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 DON
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!

Thank flt587
Reviewed 24 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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