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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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Great Tour for BSA - Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge Requirement

Visited Richmond with our Boy Scout Troop to work on requirement 2b of the Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge. We had a great time and the boys (and adults) learned a great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Sterling, Virginia
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Sterling, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Visited Richmond with our Boy Scout Troop to work on requirement 2b of the Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge. We had a great time and the boys (and adults) learned a great deal about the state capitol's history and function. Our guide, Mr. Swisher, was very friendly and helpful. He took us to many places within the capitol and... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

The architecture of this building is amazingly beautiful. It is even more impressive at night when viewed from below. You can go in through the underground tunnel to view historical rooms as well as the new ones. They offer free tours as well. My son was in ICU at VCU for many months last fall, and the Capitol Building grounds... More 

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Bullhead City, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed going into the spaces that had been used so many years ago. You can imagine what it felt like back in time when they started out.

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We were fortunate enough to have the staff allow us to run through the Capitol when we arrived shortly before closing. We'd seen the outside of the Capitol and enjoyed strolling through the park and the Capitol Square. They were setting up for a Memorial Day Concert on the front balcony of the Rotunda and lawn. They do offer 30... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The newer facilities under the building are beautiful and the docents are amazing. We really enjoyed the tour.

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Mount Airy, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Since VA is my home state, it was nice to come back home and experience a part of history I had learned about so many years ago in VA History Class. Great tour and it's FREE. Beautiful inside and outside.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We really wanted to see the capitol of Virginia since the movie Lincoln was filmed there. It is very historic. We took the guided tour and it was delightful. They were not busy at all and it was just us and another couple. It was like our very own tour. Seeing the famous statue of George Washington just like out... More 

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Hanover
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

beautiful park surrounding building. Building steeped in history with wonderful tour. Next to Governor's mansion.

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

VA Capital building is a beautiful architectural site on a hill in the middle of downtown Richmond. In the midst of the busy city, the park like setting is monumental and a photographers delight especially at night. Walked around the grounds several times and I haven't even taken the tour yet, but am looking forward to it!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Take the tour, it is well worth it. An amazing building and the grounds are well maintained with plenty of places to sit. They have a café inside which sells some good food. Parking is a problem. Had to drive around to find a space

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