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Virginia Capitol Building

9th & Grace Sts, Richmond, VA 23219
804 698 1788
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Ranked #5 of 99 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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Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Jefferson designed this building. It was greatly modified and enlarged for visitor access not long ago. Queen Elizabeth visited when last in the U.S.

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Chicago, Illinois
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150 reviews 150 reviews
58 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Beautiful building. Free very informative 45 minute guided tour. Lots of interesting sights/historical facts. Guide showed us many of the locations filmed while making the movie Lincoln with Daniel Day-Lewis and Tommy Lee Jones. There is an inexpensive cafeteria there which we didn't try but seemed you can get snacks or a full lunch.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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138 reviews 138 reviews
36 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Historic capital grounds for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Nice grounds with many historic statues and points of interest.

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Lake Ridge, Virginia, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The tour is very interesting and informative. The grounds around the capitol are so beautiful. Bring a camera!

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New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I go to many confrences where we are taken on tours at least one day during a multi day trip. This was one of the best guided tours we went on, Perhaps having the senior guide take us helped as well. Great facts, and beautiful inside.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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69 reviews 69 reviews
29 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

It's a beautiful building, and you might recognize the chambers from the Spielberg movie, "Lincoln," because it was used for filming the scenes depicting the U.S. Capitol.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Took a recent tour of the capitol. I came here in elementary school and hadn't been back since. The history is wonderful, but the most astonishing part was that we had over an hour tour which didn't cost us a penny. Wonderful way to spend a morning!

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Rome, New York
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19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We took the tour of the Capitol building while touring the Richmond area. We had walked the exterior grounds the night before to become familiar with the place and to explore things while seeing the exterior accent lighting. It is a beautiful campus for sure. Our tour guide was Betty. We caught the last tour of the day and after... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This building is designed by Thomas Jefferson. The history, grounds, and building are just fantastic. It is a Free Tour through the building that lasted about an hour. The building is still in use today ! We recommend the Free Tour so you can see all the rooms and hear what they were used for, and what they are used... More

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Rancho Santa Mar
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

If you want history, this definitely has it - Virginia is where it all started and this building, planned by Jefferson. The building is beautiful and interesting with all the history it's seen.

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