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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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We traveled to Richmond to visit the historical sights in this area. This Capitol was one of our first stops. It was designed by Thomas Jefferson and was constructed in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We traveled to Richmond to visit the historical sights in this area. This Capitol was one of our first stops. It was designed by Thomas Jefferson and was constructed in the Monumental Classical Style. The tour guide explained that every inch has been restored or rebuilt because the original bricks began to disintegrate. The original was built in the late... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

I've walked and driven past and around the Virginia Capitol Building many times without stopping to visit. Finally, thanks to a private reception (not a guided tour), I got to meander through the Capitol, including the Rotonda and adjacent rooms and hallways. The building and everything in it were more fascinating than I expected. To do your visit justice, you'll... More 

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Old Greenwich, Connecticut
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Historic building with update and lots of stairs. Take the tour and especially note the spaces used for the Lincoln movie done by Spielburg.

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Mirabel, Qc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Gorgeous architecture, thanks to Thomas Jefferson ! Very interesting Virginia history, thanks to our guide ! We took the free guided tour as we always do when visiting state capitols and again, we did not regret it. Our guide was very knowledgeable and had an interesting way of sharing it with us. The building is so beautiful. The 2 historic... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is one of the most beautiful capitol buildings we'd visited, to date. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, and had numerous funny stories to share. Great tour for both young and old a like.

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Hillsdale, New York, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We did a combination self-guided and docent provided tour. The docent was giving a tour to a group of students so we joined them occasionally and listened for historical information but did not stay for prolonged docent-youth Q&A. The building is truly lovely and historically important. I would recommend a visit if you are in the area and are planning... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We enjoyed our walk through the State Capitol building. However, we got there in time for the first guided tour but no tour guides were there. They were late getting in so we just walked around by ourselves. I would have liked to have had the guided tour.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

You can see the every day working place of the Virginia Goverment and at least here in Richmond, unlike Washington, you get to go inside.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Worth to see and stroll around, unfortunately we came late and couldn't enter it. The surrounding area is nice too, but first time we couldn't find any food or coffee place nearby.

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Manassas, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We are one of those families that like to carve time out to visit the state capital where ever we go. We have seen dozens of the capitals. This is one of the most impressive we have seen. Although not the biggest, it has such rich history. Designed by Jefferson, most lifelike statue of Washington, and the tour has so... More 

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