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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: 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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Nice place to visit

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Newmarket, New Hampshire
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Lithonia, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Being able to stand on the spot where Dr. King addressed the masses 50 years ago sent chills thru my spine. Being able to look down Dexter Ave so far and just imagine it being filled with folks looking for equal rights for all.

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Elba
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 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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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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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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Additional Information about Alabama State Capitol

Address: Address: 600 Dexter Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone Number: 334-242-3935
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Montgomery
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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