Background & Brief History of West Virginia's Palace of
Prabhupada's Palace of Gold was
built by devotees as the first of seven
temples in America, resembling the seven main temples in Vrindavan,
India. Since opening in 1979, the Palace of Gold has welcomed
visitors from all over the world, and guided tours are available.
The Palace is located a few miles off Route 250 near Limestone, WV
which isn't very far from Moundsville, WV. You'll find a map and
direction links below.
In addition to the lovely architecture, another beautiful feature of
the Palace of Gold is the Rose
Garden, which is full of All-American Rose Selections and especially
beautiful (looking and smelling) during the summer months.
Over the past ten years, awards have included the "Outstanding Rose
Garden in North America." Visit our new webpage with
photos of this
fantastic West Virginia Public Rose Garden.
There is an RVC Temple just beyond the Palace grounds. Food is
available from April through November in the snack bar or
restaurant. Overnight accommodations can be arranged for in a
cottage or the guest lodge. This area of West Virginia is hilly and
has beautiful vistas in all directions. Route 250 is a favorite of
local motorcyclists due to its twisty curves and scenic forest