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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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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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Beautiful and Historic

You can guide yourself through the building and around the grounds, which we did and we enjoyed ourselves immensely.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Hastings, Nebraska
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Hastings, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can guide yourself through the building and around the grounds, which we did and we enjoyed ourselves immensely.

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Auburn, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A 20 minute movie starts the tour but isn't required but I would recommend it as it was really informative. I had the place to myself and did the self guided tour. A lot of history took place within the walls and it is still used as the Capital building. An hour is good for the average visitor.

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The building does a great job of showing not only its historical significance and beauty, but our tour guide Keenan did a great job discussing the history of the building, the surrounding area of Richmond, the impact it had on our countries history, but also Thomas Jefferson. Every Virginian and anyone visiting to the Richmond area should make this part... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're from the state you should visit the Capitol. Might even see one of your representatives. There are tours and it's interesting both inside the building and out. Next door pretty much is the governors mansion which you can also arrange to visit

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the guided tour and learned so much more about VA and Richmnond than I thought. The female guide (didn't get her name) was very knowledgeable and was pretty entertaining. The grounds were beautiful, great picture taking spot in the front on the front steps. Lincoln (the film/Spielberg) had some of the shots filmed there so we got to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have even the slightest interest in history this is a must. The modern entrance is most impressive once inside. Do take a guided tour - there is so much to learn and it is so well communicated.Being allowed into this historic building and visiting the legislative chamber is a real privilege. Tremendous art, both pictures and sculptures. A... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I highly recommend visiting the Virginia State Capitol Building. It is open 7 days a week and the tours are FREE! Very informative and on a Saturday afternoon, when we visited, there were only 8 people in our tour group. Fabulous information and we learned a ton about Virginia and the Capitol.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Both the building itself and the grounds are beautiful and well worth the visit. My tour guide was fantastic and not only told me a lot about the building but also took the time to show me where else to go while in Richmond as a history buff. The next time I am in town I will definitely go again.

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Freeport, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is something any visitor should not miss when coming into town. You can just imagine all the history this place has inside. You walk up the same stairs Thomas Jefferson used to enter the building, and step back in time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in Williamsburg visiting a week from WI and had a rainy day to find some indoor sites. The drive to Richmond was only 45 minutes and the free State Capital tour did not disappoint. Street parking was available nearby and the one hour tour was very informative. Highly recommend it.

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