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Virginia Capitol Building

9th & Grace Sts, Richmond, VA 23219
804 698 1788
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Ranked #4 of 104 Attractions in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Government Buildings, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
Traveler Description: The Virginia State Capitol building was designed by Thomas Jefferson and Charles-Louis Clérisseau. He was asked to provide input on the construction... more »
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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The tour guide was great, chocked full of information and was able to answer a wide variety of questions. You will have to go through security, bag check/scan. Enter through Visitor Entrance on Bank Street, at bottom of hill. It is truly worth walking through this beautiful building, guided or not.

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Marathon, Florida
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This place is old and not well maintained. The governor has an office in there but that's the extent of its governmental use. Glad we went but perhaps our expectations were too high.

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Toowoomba, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I stayed at Homewood Suites about 5 k's from the Airport the hotel has a Shuttle service anytime you fly in to Richmond and you are always greeted with a smile and friendly faces, I give everything there 10 out of 10

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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45 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I would have given this a five, but for the fact that the tour guide concentrated mostly on current Virginia government, and I was there for history. Someone needs to tell her that Robert E. Lee's middle name is Edward and not Eugene.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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49 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The grounds are very nicely done and maintained. It was nice to walk around and relax on any of the benches. The capital building itself is very nice, and reminded me more of the White House than a capital building.

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Minneapolis, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Virginia is rightly proud of their capitol, and the tour was very interesting. So much of our nation's history happened in Richmond.

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Richmond, Virginia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

My husband and I went here for a tour. It was very interesting. I would reccomend it especially if you live or have moved to VA.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We arrived here in the morning of Labor Day and the capitol was open for visits. The very friendly receptionists gave us a map and a warm welcome. The self guided tour starts at the bottom of the hill where the Capitol building is. The first area that you will see is the newest part built recently. When we walked... More

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

It was wonderful walking the halls that Thomas Jefferson designed. The visitors center was beautiful and our guide was very knowledgeable.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I was doing some sightseeing around Richmond and I thought this might be a wonderful place to check out. I wanted to get used to Richmond since I moved here about a year ago from Washington DC.

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