Looking for a new destination for a weekend getaway? We think it’s time you visited Charleston, WV. On our recent visit to town we discovered more than enough to make us want to go back soon.
As you arrive in town, we recommend you first stop at the State Capitol Complex to visit the West Virginia State Museum, which has one of the largest collection of Civil War era artifacts related to West Virginia that we have seen on display. After you’ve enjoyed the museum, take some time to explore the rest of the Capitol Complex, which we are sure you will find as beautiful as we did.
By the time you have taken in everything the Capitol has to offer, you will most certainly be hungry, and Charleston has plenty of restaurants for satiate any appetite. Our recommendation of unforgettable local eats and drink is Black Sheep Burritos and Brews. Our experience with both the food and beer here was unforgettable, and will definitely see us back soon.
Once you’ve eaten your fill, our next advice would be to walk down to the banks of the Kanawha River as it runs on the western edge of town. Not only is it a chance to stretch your legs and take in the beauty of town, you’ll also find 5 Civil War Trails signs along the way.
On your way into or out of town, we also recommend stopping by the Craik-Patton house. The relocated collection of buildings on the site offer an excellent cross section of Charleston history.
When you think of Charleston and the Civil War, we know you probably think about South Carolina. We challenge you to change your thinking and give Charleston, WV a chance.
Let us help you travel like a local. Take a look at our maps, and don’t hesitate to ask for our recommendations for good eats, drinks, and lesser known spots along the way. Follow #civilwartrails and create some history of your own.