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Address: 600 Dexter Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone Number: 334-242-3935
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Built in 1851, the capitol building served as the first capitol for the...

Built in 1851, the capitol building served as the first capitol for the Confederate States of America.

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Nice Capital Building

My wife and I toured the State Capital. The building is in excellent condition. Glad to see they preserved the senate and house meeting rooms. The rotunda is nice and the security... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Chipperhigh2
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Okemos, Michigan
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Okemos, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I toured the State Capital. The building is in excellent condition. Glad to see they preserved the senate and house meeting rooms. The rotunda is nice and the security staff was helpful. If in Montgomery be sure to visit.

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Vonore, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I tour a state Capitol every time we go to a capital. The Alabama Capitol has been beautifully restored, and there is an excellent free tour offered several times a day. The Capitol now houses the Governor's office, but the legislature and Supreme Court meet in different buildings. The old Senate chamber is open for viewing. This... More 

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Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited most of downtown Montgomery in one evening walking from the bottom of the hill up to the Capitol building. What a sight to see the beautiful trees and statues around the capitol. The 3 buildings layouts are set up like a true fortress would've been years ago. How humbling it was to stand at the top of the... More 

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Thank Ebrashley
Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth the effort to visit the Capitol. Really enjoyed the tour. Beautiful murals and interesting to see the original chambers where Alabama history was made. Very nice gift shop.

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Thank Kathy D
Hollywood, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The State Capitol is more a museum than anything now since most offices are in different buildings now. Do not let that deter you from visiting, though. The building is beautiful inside and outside. The dome is very impressive!

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Thank thegriffithfamily
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Building is awesome. An absolute must see if you come to Montgomery. It's like going to Paris and not visiting the Eiffel tower.

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Thank Isabel C
Dothan, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had visited the Capitol Building many years ago, and it was a down-at-heel building...kind of a disgrace to the state. When I saw the renovated building last week, I actually welled up in pride of living in Alabama, with such a beautiful Capitol Building. There was marble everywhere. There were paintings of past governors and other high officials on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

Rotunda and the spiral staircase are works of art in themselves. It's free to tour the interior and I would definitely recommend visiting this impressive building.

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

impressive building ......compared to North Carolina's state house..... hands down more impressive! I wish I could have looked inside.......

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

If you enjoy history, architecture, easy access and culture then the state buildings will meet your expectations. Set on a slight rise the building is commanding in its positioning in the city. Surrounded by the supporting museums and offical buildings, you will be impressed. Grand architecture transports you back to a time when history was being made. We got a... More 

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