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West Virginia Independence Hall

The circa 1857 West Virginia Independence Hall once housed the federal offices of the Western District of Virginia. Political discussions and differences in ideology eventually led to West Virginia's separation from Virginia and 1863 entrance into the Union. The site has been furnished in period style. The hall's permanent exhibit addresses the process of gaining statehood in the historical context of the Civil War.

The hall offers an introductory film, period rooms, exhibits, self-guided tours, and group tours led by costumed interpreters. Reservations are required for group tours.

 
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