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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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under renovation

I like to tour state capitals so whenever we are neaby we go. Alabama's capital is under renovation and covered in scaffolding. We were there on a Sunday and the building was not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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Atchison, Kansas
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Tucson, Arizona
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91 reviews 91 reviews
52 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I went up to the capital during some down time I had in the city. It's a beautiful structure and has a great view of the downtown area. Worth a visit.

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Atchison, Kansas
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35 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

I like to tour state capitals so whenever we are neaby we go. Alabama's capital is under renovation and covered in scaffolding. We were there on a Sunday and the building was not open, but the grounds are beautiful and what you can see is very impressive. We were able to tour the old state capital which was nearby.

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UK
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121 reviews 121 reviews
31 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We walked around the area on a Sunday morning and it was like a ghost town. We saw hardly anyone else. The area is very pleasant and well presented but the lack of people made it seem very strange.

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Tampa, Florida
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102 reviews 102 reviews
21 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We enjoyed this visit. It was informative and a relaxing self-guide. They do have guided tours also.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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147 reviews 147 reviews
21 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The area around the Capitol building is amazing. Just drive around and look at the sights. First white house of the Confederacy is there along with the Hank Williams museum and all the Civil Rights areas. This is a neat city.

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Olney, Maryland
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28 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

If you're visiting Montgomery, it's worth a stroll here. The grounds are beautiful. And, of course, it's full of history. The confederacy's heart was here. The civil rights movement had pivotal moments here as well.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 via mobile

Security in place (make sure you enter through the correct door or you'll be scolded, although the signage outside is unclear indicating which door is for visitors). Guided tours are offered only on Saturdays. Weekday hours are 9-4pm. Free. Nice gift shop. There are self-guiding tour brochures available. Troopers were hesitant to help us get started (or really show us... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We didn't get to view the whole capitol, as they appeared to be setting up for an even that evening, but what we did see was impressive. Our Docent was really incredible. He was an older man, who obviously took his history quite seriously. He gave us a lot of little tidbits of information that we would never have gotten... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The best thing about the Capitol Building is the beautiful painting on the Rotunda ceiling. We couldn't find much else to find interesting. I would probably skip this in the future.

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Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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79 reviews 79 reviews
6 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Unexpectedly interesting and of historical significance, beautiful as well. We didn't get a regular tour, as that was 90 minutes to wait for, but the tour guide gave us and some others a quick 20 minute tour... really thought it was wonderful. Convoluted entry, but just go to what is the back side of the building to get in. Friendly... More 

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