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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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A nice building

We made a quick visit to the state house and thought it was a good visit. There are a few statues sprinkled around the grounds. A few were very surprising (purported father of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Lake Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were in town for the Auburn/Texas A&M game and took time to tour the capital. The tour guide was an amazing man who had marched with Dr. King and had amazing stories to share.

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The title sort of says it all. The Old House of Representatives and Old Senate are just chairs (not original) and tables. Nothing really to write home about

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Phil Campbell, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of things are always going on at the capitol. There is always a tour going on and when the legislatures are in, it is especially busy. The architectural detail of the capitol is beautiful.

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Thank BamaGal83
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We made a quick visit to the state house and thought it was a good visit. There are a few statues sprinkled around the grounds. A few were very surprising (purported father of gynecology and another doctor) that I don't know why they have statues there. But the buildings are very clean and the grounds well kept.

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They run regular guided tours- call to get schedule. Many tourist attractions nearby- easy walking distance. Meyer parking only within 2-3 blocks so may be best to find garage a few blocks away.

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Prattville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this visit. The tour guide was from selma and was amazing. Beautiful historic building and he was very informative.

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Thank Chris I
Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed my quick visit to the Alabama state capitol. The staff was very helpful in answering my questions and giving suggestions how to use maximize my short visit. I will want to go back and spend more time looking and reading the information provided.

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Thank shehall
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are in Montgomery take the tour. Our tour was no longer than an hour and the guide is very knowledgeable and will answer any question.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

stairs in front lobby are unique and have an interesting history; there is a lot to see both inside and outside; check out the tunnel under the street; there is often a student art display; it can be easy to get lost, and the elevators are not consistent between floors in different areas, so have a plan if you get... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

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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