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Address: 600 Dexter Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone Number: 334-242-3935
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Activities: Leisure education, Group tours/walking tour
Description: Built in 1851, the capitol building served as the first capitol for the...
Built in 1851, the capitol building served as the first capitol for the Confederate States of America.
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Good location easy access

Well situated in the downtown area. Hardly no traffic and easy parking. Located near many other sites so it is worth a detour. A must see if you are following in the footsteps of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Centre of Montgomery is well laid out, clean, full of interest and not spoiled by chains of fast food restaurants. Thoroughly recommend.

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Milano
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Nice site. But I don't know if I was in Montgomery a particular day or if that city is always desolating. I wasn't meet any person in all center city. No person to turn to for information, no shops and very few places open. Maybe it was a particular day, but the atmosphere was almost surreal, especially considering that it... More 

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I'd have to agree with another reviewer that the Alabama capitol building is hardly one of the grandest buildings. It is in a very striking location though and on a bright sunny day, the white of the capitol an the other surrounding buildings is very striking. I did very much Avenue of Flags where each state has native stone under... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Beautiful architecture and lawn with state flags. Great view from the top of the staircase and informative statues

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South Florida, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 373 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

WOW! What a building, and it holds so much history. I got into town late, and everything was closed. But, I highly recommend this entire area - the Civil Rights Memorial, and all the other historic places. We walk around and took in all the history around the area. It was clean and friendly, and beautiful to walk around, even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Great place to encounter history. Visited the inside of the Capitol building in a most outstanding guided tour. The building itself is a museum. It is the number one place in Montgomery to visit.

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Alexandria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Well situated in the downtown area. Hardly no traffic and easy parking. Located near many other sites so it is worth a detour. A must see if you are following in the footsteps of the Selma to Montgomery marchers.

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Newmarket, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We have visited many of the state capitol buildings and found this one to be less grand than most of the other ones we have visited. It is definitely worth the visit though. There are some wonderful old paintings of historical figures in the halls some of which appeared to be very old. Tours of the building are only offered... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Very pretty capital building, easily accessible with very little traffic in general in the downtown area - at least that was our experience!

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Chelsea, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Like almost everyone who has grown up in Alabama, I had been to the Capitol when I was a child, but hadn't been since, so I thought it would be neat to go see it again. The building and grounds are both very nice and well maintained. There are all sorts of statues and monuments that you can study, and... More 

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