My adult daughter and I are planning a "girls weekend" in May. We plan to arrive in Charleston Friday and leave Sunday. Our main focus will be the West Virginia Archives doing genealogy research. I understand that the West Virginia Museum closes around 5:00 p.m., so I am hoping to find some interesting things to see or do once the archives building closes. We will be staying in one of the downtown hotels, so I'm wondering if there are any areas that we should avoid if we're walking.
The ancestor I am interested in at this time was a coal miner who lived in Malden. My daughter and I thought a trip to the Beckley Mine Exhibition might be interesting if we have time while we are in West Virginia.
Any suggestions as to additional places we should also consider?