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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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Well Worth a Visit to This Historic Building

I suspect if I had an hour for the guided tour I would have gotten more out of my visit, but I still enjoyed it quite a bit. Becasue I was on a tight schedule, I was allowed to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I suspect if I had an hour for the guided tour I would have gotten more out of my visit, but I still enjoyed it quite a bit. Becasue I was on a tight schedule, I was allowed to take a map and do a self-tour. Although the Senate and House of Delegates chambers were locked, I could see clearly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I love history and Virginia is the place to start. The capitol Building was interesting and had facts that I ws unaware of~

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Bronx, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

A must see. Take your time to see everything as well as the grounds surrounding it. The staff are quite helpful, if you ask questions they will help.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Small white house. There are several nice sculptures around. Quiet and not bad place for a short visit.

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Sonning Common, Berks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The Capitol was totally refurbished in 2004 and is in beautiful condition. There are notable statues (Washington, Jefferson) and some stunning architecture. It is not often you get the opportunity to visit the great buildings of state and this was a real treat. The lady on the rotunda information desk was an enthusiastic source of knowledge.

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Birmingham, AL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I am a connoisseur (of sorts) of United States Capitol building sites and Richmond is perhaps my favorite of all that I have visited (I believe I have gotten to 30-35 (of the 50) US State Capitol buildings, so far and from the grounds to the classic building structures, this is a can't miss if you are ever in the... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Mrs. Snelling was our tour guide and she was great! She was very informative and funny. I would certainly visit the state capital again. I would certainly enjoy another tour with her again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We had a wonderful tour guide who took us through this historic Capitol building. You can take pictures here, but you must go through security before entering the complex. Our guide told us some amazing stories about this structure, especially following the Civil War. You'll have to go to learn all about them.

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Richmond
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The oldest Capitol building in continuous operation offers an historic timeline. Houdon's statue of George Washington, cast from real life moulds, is the centerpiece of the rotunda. Busts of Virginians who were US Presidents and notables such as Lafayette are also present. Walk only a few steps and stand where Robert E. Lee formally assumed command of the Confederate Army.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Virginia's state capitol is the only capitol building designed by one of the Founding Fathers, making it one of the most historic, and Jefferson's design -- based on the ancient Roman temple at Nimes -- makes it one of the most beautiful. There are tours offered by docents that are quite good, but if you don't have time for the... More 

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