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Civil Defense Museum Main
This is one of several sets of equipment that were emplaced on surrounding mountains to warn of nuclear attack. In the event of a nearby nuclear explosion, this equipment would have alerted the bunker staff to seal the facility.
The Exhibit Hall
The 16,544 square foot exhibit hall was designed to be the work space for Congressional support staff members to conduct the business of government. It has been used by thousands of guests and Greenbrier employees for numerous and various functions throughout the years without their knowledge that they actually were inside the bunker. An 18-ton blast door is concealed at the interior entrance to the exhibit hall, while a 30-ton blast door is located at the East Tunnel entrance to the exhibit hall.
A laundry facility was located off the exhibit hall as was the television repair shop which served as part of the cover for the secret operation.
There is also a balcony area which housed offices and work areas for the House and Senate leadership.
The Mountaineer Room
This 133 seat auditorium was to be the meeting room for the Senate. There are 43 phone and microphone outlets for use by the Senators.
Like the exhibit hall, this room has been used throughout the years by thousands of guests.
The Governor's Hall
This 440 seat auditorium was to be the meeting room for the House of Representatives. There are 140 phone and microphone outlets for use by the Senators.
Like the exhibit hall and the Mountaineer Room, this room has been used throughout the years by thousands of guests. One wonders why no one ever questioned the unusually large number of columns in these three rooms.
The panel to the right of the folding screen and below the dark line on the upper part of the wall hides the blast door for this entrance to the exhibit Hall. This area is one of the Greenbrier's elevator lobbies.