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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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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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We are one of those families that like to carve time out to visit the state capital where ever we go. We have seen dozens of the capitals. This is one of the most impressive we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Manassas, Virginia
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Manassas, Virginia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We are one of those families that like to carve time out to visit the state capital where ever we go. We have seen dozens of the capitals. This is one of the most impressive we have seen. Although not the biggest, it has such rich history. Designed by Jefferson, most lifelike statue of Washington, and the tour has so... More 

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Wilmington, NC
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19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

A friend who works at the Capitol gave us a brief tour, and it was fun to get some of the inside stories on the building. There is a nice visitors center with information about the history. Note that there are a lot of steps, although elevators are available.

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Portland, Oregon
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75 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I have visited most of the US State Capitols, The Virginia State Capitol is not the most elegant on the outside, but it may be one of the most imposing. The grounds are worth a quick walk, but the real draw is the history found inside the capitol building. The entrance to the capitol building is down the hill at... More 

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Paw Paw, Michigan
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27 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Our son took us to the capital building as he loves it. I can see why. The docent of our group, which included 22 middle schoolers, was very informative on all levels for the children and adults. He was passionate about the history and made them interesting. The place is fantastic. Congress was not in session as it only runs... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

No trip to Richmond is complete without a trip to the Virginia State Capitol. Steeped in history and the founding of the United States, everyone will find something of interest. The building itself, designed by Thomas Jefferson, is beautiful and recently restored. The museum holds many exhibits and artifacts. Fascinating.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We stopped here after lunch at Citizen bc it is right across the street. I had not been to the capital since high school. Although we did a self tour, we stopped on the second floor and were given quite a wonderful history by the information clerk. She was great. We walked around inside and out and although we did... More 

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Boston
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Capitol. We went on a guided tour and our guide was fantastic - she provided a lot of information and gave us tips on what else to see after our visit. If you are not interested in a guided tour then I feel you will still enjoy looking around on your own time.... More 

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Jacksonville North Carolina
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72 reviews 72 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The cost is free and there is a lot of history. You are able to tour on your own or take a guided tour either way you don't want to miss this.

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Natchez
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The underground entrance is a great way to start and enter the building. We walked around the Capitol building twice before we figured out how to get in the building. There is so much history regarding the Civil War in Richmond that it was moving to be in the place where decisions were made to go to war. A very... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A visit to Virginia's Capitol Building is an immersion in American history, architectural excellence, Southern charm and great art. It is a not-to-miss Richmond treasure. Roger N.

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