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Virginia Capitol Building

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Address: 9th & Grace Sts, Richmond, VA 23219
Phone Number: 804 698 1788
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Description: Inside the white, columned state capitol building, designed by Thomas...
Inside the white, columned state capitol building, designed by Thomas Jefferson to resemble a first-century Roman temple in France, is the only sculpture of George Washington produced in his lifetime.
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The underground entrance is a great way to start and enter the building. We walked around the Capitol building twice before we figured out how to get in the building. There is so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Natchez
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The underground entrance is a great way to start and enter the building. We walked around the Capitol building twice before we figured out how to get in the building. There is so much history regarding the Civil War in Richmond that it was moving to be in the place where decisions were made to go to war. A very... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A visit to Virginia's Capitol Building is an immersion in American history, architectural excellence, Southern charm and great art. It is a not-to-miss Richmond treasure. Roger N.

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Richmond, Virginia
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33 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great place to visit. The visitor entrance is well designed. It was a joy to learn about the building's history as well as Virginia's history. We enjoyed getting a taste of how democracy works. We were impressed by the young students that intern at the senate.

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Richmond, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This creation of Jefferson has been renovated recently and provides historic information about the nation's first elected governing body. Beautiful architecture.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The Capitol is beautiful and a lesson in history. We really enjoyed attending a session of the Senate. Sat in the gallery and had an amazing view of our representatives in action. Also a nice quick service lunch area, with seating up the stairs as well.

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Brewerton, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Visited the Capitol, General Assy. Bldg. as guest of Sen. Charles Colgan. Loads of great history. Introduced by a colleague of the Senator on the floor of the Senate and stood to applause-what a thrill. A very special day.

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Bristol, Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Virginia History is U.S. History. The tour was filled full of knowledge. Our High School students enjoyed each moment, especially attending the Morning Hour in the House Chamber.

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Richmond
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Fantastic architectural and historical experience. The tour is free and worth your time. Building was designed by Thomas Jefferson and there is a magnificent sculpture of George Washington in the rotunda. I live in Richmond and this is one of my first stops when I have out of town guests.

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Mantorville, Minnesota, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The building and area is very historic ("The history of Virginia IS the history of America!" as the security guard said to us). Great, very knowledgeable tour guide.

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Grottoes, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

A great tour guide made the capitol visit excellent. I was amazed at the ease of the comments and the knowledge.

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