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Address: 9th & Grace Sts, Richmond, VA 23219
Phone Number: 804 698 1788
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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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History, art, pleasing to the eye, friendly help for guests... All abound in Virginia ' s State Capitol, even when the legislature is in session. Especially check out... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

History, art, pleasing to the eye, friendly help for guests... All abound in Virginia ' s State Capitol, even when the legislature is in session. Especially check out Washington's statute and the old chamber. Wirth it to learn of the beauty and purpose of the House's mace.

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San Marcos, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We just finished the capitol building and enjoyed it a lot. The tours leave on the hour, and our tour guide, Ron, was very knowledgable about the capitol history. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in either Virginia history, or the history of the United States because of the importance of its location. The tour walks through... More 

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Deltaville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the more interesting capital buildings I have visited. It's a lovely building & grounds.with such rich history. We had a very good docent. The tour lasted a bout an hour. Should not be missed - you'll learn about some very important American history!

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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Family visited the capital building and grounds on a very pleasant Sunday. Tour started on time and last an hour. We were able to see most of the rooms, and we learned a lot from our very good guide. After the tour, you can explore on your own. There are steps to climb to go from each level, so consider... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Because of our son living there, he has made numerous visits with anyone who comes to visit him, and he has never gotten tired of it because depending on who your tour guide is, you get a little different information or stories. I have been twice and was fascinated each time. Very worthwhile.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The history of this place alone blew me away: names like Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, James Madison, James Monroe, Robert E Lee ... to name a few, were quite intimately associated with the place. There was a lot of upstairs walking and our group got its workout. The State's governing body was starting a session , so we stumbled upon... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just saw the outside grounds of the Capitol. Beautiful grounds high on a hill in the middle of Richmond. Great picture taking opportunities. There are several displays that are worth reading and statues to look at and best of all, it's FREE!

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Richmond, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to the Capitol building several times and have been blown away every time. To think of what this building means to the history not only to the state of Virginia but the entire country is to be amazed. The people who walked those halls and created the foundations of this country that we all enjoy and take... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jefferson, Washington, Henry, and the confederacy.....So much history in this State Capitol building. Make sure you see the chamber rooms. Take the free tour. The docents are wonderful. It is well worth it. Access was easy.

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Clayton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful !this is located in a beautiful park. Very clean and nice to walk to through the downtown area!

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