Visit the West Virginia State Museum
Need a quick overview of what the Mountain State is all about? Head over to the West Virginia State Museum, part of the Culture Center next to the state capitol building. Run by the Division of Culture and History and revamped in 2009, the museum educates visitors on the state’s early history with the Native Americans who hunted in the state and the early settlements when western Virginia was worlds away from the colonies. It also covers the Civil War and statehood, the beginning of natural resource extraction and the coal industry, and today.