Charleston State Capitol Complex
When your group travels to Charleston, you should consider visiting the State Capitol Complex. The present location of the capitol took eight years to complete at a cost of fewer than 10 million dollars. The structure was constructed in three stages. The location was completed in 1932. It was designed by the architect Cass Gilbert. The capitol was dedicated by Governor William G. Connley on June 20, 1932. The exterior of the building is made of buff Indiana limestone. It has a 293-foot gold dome that is five feet higher than the dome of the U.S. Capitol. The building has 333 rooms in its main unit and two wings. Two-thirds of the interior of the building is marble – White Imperial Danby Vermont, Italian Travertine, and Tennessee.
Group members will have the opportunity to walk around the building as part of the experience. You can also visit the Governor’s Mansion and the West Virginia Culture Center. In the West Virginia Culture Center, the team can explore the West Virginia State Museum which has exhibits that focus on every aspect of West Virginia history, culture, archaeology, and geology from all geographic regions. The West Virginia Culture Center hosts special events throughout the year for the group to enjoy.
The Governor’s Mansion consists of 30 rooms and is home to the Governor and First Family. The structure was designed by Walter F. Martens and was completed in 1925. The mansion is a beautiful structure with amazing architecture. The first-floor Reception Hall has splendid dual Georgian staircases.