Kanawha Blvd E, Charleston West Virginia
A gold dome tops a circular colonnade of Corinthian columns rising 300 feet above the Kanawha River. From the center of the capital building a 4,000lb crystal chandelier, 8 feet in diameter, is suspended.
Open daily during state business hours. Admission is free.
Other History nearby:
(Salem) Fort New Salem
(Gallipolis) Our House Museum
(Charleston) State Capitol - Charleston
07/16 Coming to The Charleston area
West Virginia Strawberry Festival Buckhannon WV May15-19 The Festival is a unique, traditional celebration to promote the strawberry harvest. Enthusiastic volunteers provide good, family style entertainment that offers exciting educational and cultural events for everyone.
Mountainfest Morgantown WV July24-28
Appalachian Festival Beckley WV August23-25 The 17th Annual Appalachian Festival is three big days packed with arts, crafts, entertainment, music, food and fun!
Golden Delicious Festival Clay WV August30-September1 The Golden Delicious is the State Fruit of West Virginia. Clay County is the birthplace of the golden delicious. Antique Car Show, Art Auction Baking Contest,
5K Run/Walk, Golf Tournament.
West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival Clarksburg WV August30-September1 A special children's area and stage has been added to entertain the smaller children during the entire Festival, from Happy the Clown to magicians and music.