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Alabama State Capitol

600 Dexter Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36104
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Ranked #16 of 37 Attractions in Montgomery
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Government Buildings, History Museums
Activities: Leisure education, Group tours/walking tour
Traveler Description: The Capital building of Montgomery is a magnificent structure much like the National Capitol building, with a large white dome/rotunda.  The... more »
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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Interesting to walk around the grounds and read about the history of the monuments and get a close up view of the architecture.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This capitol sits on well manicured grounds and is surrounded by elegant white government buildings. It has a dignified architecture and unusual color schemes for a state capitol which makes it quite interesting. The rotunda is a work of art in itself. Well worth visiting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We did a self-guided tour of this building. It is quite nice inside and has a gift shop with a large array of things to purchase. The grounds are well kept with several statues including Jefferson Davis. There is a huge monument to Confederate forces that was probably erected in the nineteenth century.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

My husband and I took the guided tour of the Alabama State Capitol and I highly recommend it. Our tour guide was a wealth of information and stories. The interior of the building has a beautiful rotunda...best picture taking is by laying down on the floor directly below and centered on the rotunda. How do I know that? That's what... More

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Montgomery, Alabama, United States
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

saw the spot where jeffferson davis was sworn in. be sure to see the view of the rotunda on the 2nd floor. it's free, take a quick run through.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

As with all State Capitol's, the building is a worthwhile visit. You have access to the interior and just seeing the dome is a lifetime's achievement..Do not miss this

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

very well kept building and grounds. lots of history all around. amazing to think about all of the things that have occurred here. great view of the area from the top of the steps

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

Upon entering the capitol building the security guard greeted us nicely and politely and pointed us around at all the sights. The building isn't really in use anymore and is just a historic building. Everything inside is all original including the paneling on the walls. Only the governor actually worked there while all other operations were moved to the State... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

A beautiful historic building. As Europeans we are always amazed that these wonderful public buildings are freely open for the general public to wander round.

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We have visited about 20 capitols and this it the first that houses original antiques from the 1800's. The staff actually work in this museum. The outside was very beautiful but they were working on the inside so we could not see the dome. Interestingly, they a have a motto, "Cradle of the Confederacy and Birthplace of Civil Rights".

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