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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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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Must see for history buffs!

What a great side trip - the Capitol on the hill! After years of passing thru Richmond on I-95, I finally visited the Virginia Capitol. Beautiful building and grounds! And we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

What a great side trip - the Capitol on the hill! After years of passing thru Richmond on I-95, I finally visited the Virginia Capitol. Beautiful building and grounds! And we lucked up with a private tour of the building. All that history just oozing from the walls, floors, pictures, displays, and our tour guide! Mrs. Evans was wonderful! You... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Informative and well maintained. Nice outside garden area with benches. There are guided tours availabke but we did not take advantage of this ourselves. Very beautiful statue of two soldiers from each side of the confederate to the left when you first walk in. Also nice statue of Thomas Jefferson by the stairs leading to the next level.

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Very interesting to attend the Senate or House of Delegates in session. This trip was to recognize STEM winners during the House of Delegates session. Always interesting to attend and I would highly recommend visitors to take time to attend at least one meeting while in Richmond if they are in session.

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Sandwich, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Every hour on the hour they give a free tour of this wonderful building, designed by Thomas Jefferson. It is a highlight of a person's trip to Richmond.

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

My group toured the Capitol and grounds with tour supervisor Mark Greenough. The building and surrounding area are beautiful, and the history there is unprecedented!

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Washington,Dc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

It was a wonderful tour most informative and beautiful architecture to see. A walk around the exterior afterwards provided stunning views. Hughly recommend.

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Wonderful tour guide and we able to sit in the house and vote. We we told how teenagers are able to get a job as a page. Just an eye opening experience.

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Very informative, friendly guides, interesting and informative monologue, beautiful setting. Well worth the visit!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

A nice self guided tour of the Capitol building with historical displays and the like. Our vsit was marred for us, however, by one volunteer/employee who was rude to us. In the restroom, she accused my wife of not being observant enough because shedidn't know that there was a baby changing table in a different restroom. Also, she apparently didn't... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Not much parking around the Capitol! We snagged a pay-spot on the street, so we only had an hour. Entrance is at street level, so don't go and climb all those stairs! Take the tour! The guides are great and have all kinds of historical tidbits to share!

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Additional Information about Virginia Capitol Building

Address: Address: 9th & Grace Sts, Richmond, VA 23219
Phone Number: 804 698 1788
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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