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Virginia Capitol Building

9th & Grace Sts, Richmond, VA 23219
804 698 1788
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Ranked #4 of 106 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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Spokane, Washington
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We had Debbie as our guide and she was the best tour guide we have ever had. She was never condescending, no matter what questions were asked. She was infinitely patient, knowledgeable, funny, and kind. We leaned so much about Virginia's history and came away from the tour with a huge appreciation for Virginians!

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Pasadena, California
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4 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The tour of the capitol building was very informative. The docent provided a lot of background and interesting stories that even appealed to me (a non history buff). The architecture is impressive and the thought that many people who impacted our nation were involved in the activities that took place in this building gave me pause to reflect. Be sure... More

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Naples, Fl
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

This is the second time in 22 years that I have taken tis tour and its just a wonderful as it was the first time that I took this tour. The guides are informative and passionate about their states history. The tour is like taking a history class from a college professor because it was that great. One lady in... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The Virginia Capitol Building retains the charm of the "Old" South even though it recently has been renovated to appear new. Much historical information and tours are available. It's evident those who interact with visitors, have great pride in the history this beautiful building holds. We worked the visit into a busy touring schedule, wishing we could have had a... More

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Hampton, New Hampshire
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Loved the history of the building and the square.The fact that it was the capital building used during the Confederacy and still exists today and used for the same thing ( the capital building) is amazing.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

as part of our tour across the USA we had a tour round the Capitol Building ,Our guide was very well informed and not too over the top as some guides tend to be. Well worth a visit

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Alexandria, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Beautiful visitors center with historical information. Friendly and knowledgeable docents. Able to walk around and see the chambers where our elected officials work.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The capitol is beautiful. Even though the meeting only allowed time for a brief glimpse we liked the presentations that we did see. Certainly tourist friendly.

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Lancashire, England
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33 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

Make sure you take the time for a free tour. The visitor center is well concealed under the hill and the front desk will allocate a guide. It was quiet when we visited and so my wife and I had our own guide, which made the tour more interactive. We're English and the guide made us so welcome and filled... More

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Nokomis, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
38 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Well, we've been to many state capitols and this one underperformed for us. The building is not that majestic...looks like a Roman temple. We approached it from the back and did not even know it was the capitol. Inside is also not as grand and elegant as, say the Louisiana or Vermont ones. The big attraction is the accurate George... More

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