The West Virginia State Museum at The Culture Center
Parking for your visit
The Culture Center, which houses the West Virginia Archives and History Library, West Virginia State Museum, State Historic Preservation Office, Arts Office, Library Commission Library and Museum Gift Shop, is located at the State Capitol Complex in Charleston (GPS -coordinates: 38° 20'15"N 81° 36'50"W).
If traveling on the Interstate, take Exit 99 (Greenbrier Street/State Capitol exit) on I-77/64, one mile east of the I-64 and I-77 junction in Charleston. The Culture Center is located along Greenbrier Street, just beyond the intersection of Greenbrier and Washington streets.
Visitors to the Culture Center have these parking options.
Metered visitor parking is available in the Greenbrier Street parking lot. Parking is $.25 per half hour, with a maximum of four hours, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. After 5 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends and state holidays, there is no charge for parking at these spaces.
Also in the Greenbrier Street lot, there are a limited number of metered handicapped spaces available in the bus loop adjacent to the Culture Center. Vehicles must have proper handicapped parking signage visible.
Beside Laidley Field, about two blocks from the Capitol Complex, there is an additional public parking area. A Capitol shuttle is available on weekdays from 6:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 3:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. The shuttle is free and may be used by employees and Capitol visitors. It runs every 15 – 20 minutes.
Visitors may be dropped off and picked up in the bus loop.