While you are in West Virginia stop by the state capitol and enjoy all that Charleston has to offer. Being the state capitol there is tons of history that surround the city so while you are in town you should get to know some of the great architecture that this city has seen. The state capitol building is one magnificent piece of work that you won’t want to miss. The exterior of the building is classically styled and built out of Indiana limestone and over 700 carloads of limestone and over 4,000 tons of steel were used to build this building. The 293 foot gold dome is 23 karat gold leaf and sits on top of the capitol is so magnificent that it sit five feet higher than the capitol of the United States. A building this beautiful had to be built by one very talented man, and it was! The building architect Cass Gilbert was the designer of the world’s first skyscraper and with credentials like that it’s no wonder the building turned out as beautiful as it did. The majority of the interior is marble and consist of 333 rooms. Tours of the capitol are open to visitors and if you are ready for the challenge of touring a building this grand schedule an appointment while you are in town. As spectacular as the building is it is even more inspiring in public so stop by and see what has to be the most grand state capitol in the United States.
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Another grand building you should stop by and see is the home of the Governor. The Governor’s Mansion is a gorgeous home that was built and completed in 1925 this large estate is home to over 30 rooms and was designed in the Georgian Revival structure. The home overlooks the Kanawha River which is a great backdrop to gaze out of the windows at sunset. This great place is where the Governor and First Family call home. The executive mansion will welcome you with the grand Reception Hall and the two Georgian staircases will welcome you upstairs. Explore the living room full of antiques and the grand Library that will have your jaw dropping with the amount of books in it. The dining room for the governor offers a 14 foot long banquet table that can seat up to 22 guests. After the governors dinner head to the ballroom where you can see the large mantel that seems fit for a castle… because it is. The mantel comes from an Irish castle so you can imagine this home is anything but ordinary. Enjoy seeing out of this world homes in Charleston.