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Alabama State Capitol

Address: 600 Dexter Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone Number: 334-242-3935
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Ranked #21 of 60 things to do in Montgomery
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Government buildings, History museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Activities: Leisure education, Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Built in 1851, the capitol building served as the first capitol for the Confederate States of...
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Type: Government buildings, History museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Activities: Leisure education, Group tours/walking tour
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Built in 1851, the capitol building served as the first capitol for the Confederate States of America.

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Kennewick
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The information sheet provided for the self guided tour was excellent. The capitol is well preserved. Be sure and visit the gift shop.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Not an all day stop since many rooms are closed off but we ended up spending an hour here (along with Jefferson Davis house across the street.) We have a five year old who didn't really care to do much but walk up and down the stairs but still liked walking around seeing the birthplace of The Confederacy. Perhaps after... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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450 reviews 450 reviews
58 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

this is quite the impressive facility. again - great deal of history has taken place here. you can actually see the spot where jefferson davis took the oath of office for the c.s.a. (not always good history, but worth remembering). entire area around the capitol is govt. buildings including the former confederate white house. should be on your historical tour... More 

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We came in just a couple of minutes late to the tour, so I can not remember our guides name. He is an older African-American gentleman. He reminded me of my Papa. As it was a Saturday we didn't see much, but the building it's self was stunning and beautiful.

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Lapine, Alabama, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Disappointed there was not more attention given to Christmas Decorations--Below Average-- Tree had what, maybe 10 ornaments......

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Orland Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I enjoyed my visit to the Alabama State Capitol. I parked on the south side of the building by the meters (50 cents per 30 minutes). Much of this building is a museum. The old chambers (Senate and House) are well preserved...but the working chambers are located across the street at the Alabama State House (which I also visited). The... More 

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Houston, TX
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We looked at some of Montgomery's top attractions, such as MLK's church, the Rosa Parks memorial, and the Civil Rights Memorial. Then we strolled over a few blocks over to see the state capitol building. We were flabbergasted to see a bigger-than-life marble statue of Lorleen Wallace, dead center in the entrance lobby. Clearly Montgomery thinks this symbol of their... 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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Houston
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82 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
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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globeseeker007
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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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