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Alabama State Capitol

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Address: 600 Dexter Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone Number: 334-242-3935
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Leisure education
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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Beautiful Grounds, Historic Site

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
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Olney, Maryland
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Olney, Maryland
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330 reviews 330 reviews
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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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56 reviews 56 reviews
3 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The side of the building has all of the flags from the 50 states. Upon entering, be aware that your belongings are checked like the airport. A volunteer named Arnion gave me a map. There are paintings from all previous Alabama governors. The rotunda painted elegantly with real gold

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Boca Raton, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

It looks good from the outside but is not as interesting inside. Nevertheless it is clearly worth a visit coupled with the modern office type new State House. Agree that the history conveyed is incomplete and this ought to be addressed.

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North Carolina
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We have been to more than a dozen state capitols. This one has only a self-guided tour. Its role in the Civil War (other than the large monument and display of CSA flags outside) is not explored. The opposition of its governor(s) to civil rights is utterly ignored. Wow. Even the paintings in the dome are racist. This isn't unusual... More 

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Kennewick
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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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