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Virginia Capitol Building

Address: 9th & Grace Sts, Richmond, VA 23219
Phone Number: 804 698 1788
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Ranked #4 of 87 Attractions in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Inside the white, columned state capitol building, designed by Thomas Jefferson to resemble a...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Chatham, New Jersey
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

The Capitol serves as a reminder of Virginia's initial contribution to our young country and its separation when it joined the Confederacy. The hall of Presidents, the original Senate chamber, and the current Senate and House of Delegates chambers are impressive.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

The grounds were lovely. That's what I enjoyed the most, and the gardens and the statues.. Didn't go inside that day because it was closed.

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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This free tour lets you in on the on info about the Revolutionary War, Jefferson, architecture , the Civil War and the movie Lincoln. Definitely worth the stop.

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Holden, Massachusetts
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

No matter what region you call home, a tour of the Virginia Capitol Building will provide insight into the birth of the nation, choices that formed this nation, early leadership, and 21st century possibilities for the USA. We've taken the tour twice, had different docents, and their knowledge and enthusiasm made the experience very special.

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Definitely take a tour as opposed to walking around yourself. A very informative and personable guide showed us through the historical parts of the building. The building has an interesting history. All Virginia residents should have a tour of the Capitol!

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North America
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is a must if you visit Richmond the architecture and history are amazing I recommend you go on the guided tour it tells you much more than any book . You will recognize a few places inside they are often used by film directors and have appeared in many movies. The Art work and sculptures alone are worth a... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Great building, but you need the tour to understand what Jefferson wanted and when the building actually got what he intended. Tons to see, all of it well explained on the free tours.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Awesome visitor center and entrance, also very nice incorporation of Jefferson's architectural elements. Very clean-looking building and certainly a unique capitol!

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Jenkintown, PA, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Originally designed by Thomas Jefferson, the Virginia Capitol Building is a concise museum of Virginia & Richmond history

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Lived in Richmond for a few years, went to the state capitol building one afternoon. Latched on to a tour and spent about 1.5 hours enjoying the history and architecture that abounds thru Richmond and this building

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