Fort Hill offers a spectacular view of the Kanawha River and downtown Charleston.

West Virginia State Capitol

Its dome is modeled after the U.S. Capitol dome, though it’s actually five feet taller, and is gilded in 23½ carat gold. Guided tours are available at no cost. Don’t miss the state Supreme Court as Gilbert modeled the U.S. Supreme Court after his design here. Outside, the park-like grounds invite visitors to walk, picnic and play, and take part in a popular pastime - geocaching.

Tours of the state Capitol building are given Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every half hour.  Closed for lunch from noon to 1 p.m..  On Saturdays tours are given from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the hour.  No guided tours are available on Sundays.


  • Admission
  • Discounts
  • Free Parking
  • Group Tour/Motorcoach
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • Take Reservations
  • Hours of Operation:Monday - Friday 9am - 3:30pm; Saturday 1pm - 3:30pm