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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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A beautiful building with lots of history

We've visited 49 state capitol buildings. This one has a beautiful exterior and grounds. I especially like the arc of flags and stones representing all 50 states. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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Elba
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65 reviews 65 reviews
31 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

The capitol building is a beautiful place. Be sure to get a tour guide to take you through to tell all the interesting facts about the building and it's active past.

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Houston, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

We've visited 49 state capitol buildings. This one has a beautiful exterior and grounds. I especially like the arc of flags and stones representing all 50 states. The legislative chambers are not actively used anymore, but they have been arranged to demonstrate how the chambers would have appeared historically. The entrance includes two very pretty spiraling staircases, and pretty art... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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93 reviews 93 reviews
54 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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107 reviews 107 reviews
35 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
78 helpful votes 78 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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110 reviews 110 reviews
25 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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
58 helpful votes 58 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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356 reviews 356 reviews
28 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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1,163 reviews 1,163 reviews
615 attraction reviews
612 helpful votes 612 helpful votes
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 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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