West Virginia Independence Hall, built in 1859 as a federal custom house, served as the home of the pro-Union conventions of Virginia in 1861, the capitol of loyal Virginia from June 1861 to June 1863, and the site of the first constitutional convention for West Virginia. The Renaissance Revival-style structure is a National Historic Landmark.

Wow, were we excited we had stopped. First of all, the staff are deeply knowledgeable and helpful. They know their Civil War history! The building is historic and beautiful. It is well maintained and nicely laid out for viewing. Rooms have been furnished like they originally have been.