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Welcome to the West Virginia State Museum!

The museum section of the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History oversees and operates four historic sites and museums - The West Virginia State Museum, Camp Washington Carver, Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, and West Virginia Independence Hall.

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American Art Awards: "Acknowledging a rich 125 year history of collecting, preserving, presenting, promoting and documenting West Virginia's every aspect of culture, art, paleontology, archaeology and geology, American Art Awards selects West Virginia State Museum as the Best Gallery Or Museum In West Virginia, 2019, and one of American Art Awards 25 Best American Galleries / Museums, 2019. We admire their deep devotion to representing all their people and industries, and in such a systematic, thorough and educational way. Great exhibits, informative - and a visual treat."

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Operating Hours
Tuesday through Saturday
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
***Closed Sundays and Mondays***
Admission is free



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Explore our Museums...

Click here to check out our 26 Discovery Rooms!

Special Thanks!
Videos courtesy of West Virginia Public Broadcasting
Videographer/Editor: Janet Kunicki
Narrator: Beth Vorhees

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Photo Documentation of the Museum renovations

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