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Alabama State Capitol

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Address: 600 Dexter Ave, Montgomery, AL 36130-3008
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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Interesting, beautiful!

Wanted to get close enough to take pictures and had no idea we could self-tour! Beautiful architecture and so much history!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
CherylABentley
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Bay City, Texas
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While in northern Florida we met some friends in Montgomery and toured the Alabama State Capitol Building. The thing we noticed as we walked up was the giant set of steps. This is actually where the Selma to Montgomery march ended, at the foot of the steps. The steps have continued to be the rallying point for civil demonstrations over... More 

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DeLand, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Both Martin Luther King and Governor Wallace spoke from these steps. Two opposite ends of the Civil Rights spectrum. The docent actually marched in the Bloody Sunday and completed march from Selma to the State Capitol. Wow I was so fortunate to hear this man speak!

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Bay City, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted to get close enough to take pictures and had no idea we could self-tour! Beautiful architecture and so much history!

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Thank CherylABentley
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A truly stunning building which we were able to access. Many interesting rooms to explore and a beautiful sweeping staircase. The staff were welcoming and very helpful. Great gift shop too.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to several Capitol and was surprised how little historical and informative this one is. They have the first and second floor open to the public where the old senate and House of Representatives.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was such an exciting experience to visit this beautiful place of history. To think that I might be standing where someone from long ago history had stood. To think of the many things that have happened within those walls...

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Richmond, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The grounds are well kept with several statues and memorials. The display of the fifty state flags is nice to see. We walked inside and passed through security to do a free self guided tour with a brochure. The rotunda is impressive. There is a star on the top entry step honoring where Jefferson Davis stood for his swearing in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very important building , historically, and a beautiful building, architecturally.Very friendly and welcoming staff. But what we craved and what it lacked was a guided tour. We'd visited ( from Scotland) in 2005 and remember a wonderful, informative tour which really brought the building and its history to life. We returned with our 2 boys hoping for much of... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

If you like architecture, this is a great stop. The dome is beautiful, and there are several lovely staircases as well. You can do a self guided tour fairly quickly, and there was plenty of meter parking available right out front when we were there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

The tour guide was excellent (and we were the only tourists). He was a wealth of knowledge and dates and facts. They do formal tours on Saturday at 9,11,1,3. There is a 3 story double curved hand made staircase made by a slave who ultimately became a very successful businessman. The grounds are absolutely gorgeous.

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