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Alabama State Capitol

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Built in 1851, the capitol building served as the first capitol for the Confederate States of America.
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600 Dexter Ave, Montgomery, AL 36130-3008
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All reviews beautiful building self guided tour senate chambers across the street bloody sunday george wallace great pictures lots of history free parking pass supreme court civil rights alabama state old house took pictures great gift shop within walking distance well worth the visit
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Capitol should be visited to appreciate the full beauty of the place. The views from the steps are breathtaking too.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank 186338Jmd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited many Capitol buildings and this fits right in with the bunch. We actually went twice (missed the tour the first time) and did it self-guided then once with the tour guide. Recommend the tour guide but we learned different things on both....More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank BrandonJ0202
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have a half hour walk in front of the capital and observe the statues. It will give you food for thought.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank sharonr607
Reviewed July 17, 2019 via mobile

The architectural aspects of the staircases are amazing. Reminents of civil war era are found throughout. You can visit the old House, supreme court,and Senate Chambers. There is a very nice gift shop in the lowest level. I did a self guided tour. Guided ones...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Daminick1980
Reviewed July 17, 2019

The grounds and the other buildings made this a spectacular capitol to visit. I enjoyed walking around and for those who have read my other capitol reviews...yes, A DOME! Because my bucket list just includes the outside the capitols of the United States, I did...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TGzzz
Reviewed July 7, 2019

This is a free attraction but make sure you go on a tour the building is very nice and has a lot of original furniture

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank bradyboy2
Reviewed June 14, 2019

Downtown Montgomery is a very walkable city. We didn't go inside the capitol building, but we took a self guided walking tour and saw the capitol, the First White House of the Confederacy, and the Civil Rights Memorial. We also drove past the Court Square...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank faithdaisy
Reviewed May 17, 2019 via mobile

This building is unique among state capitols in that it has also served as the capitol during an organized rebellion against the U.S. It’s also the only building that has seen significant speeches by both a failed and traitorous politician and a legendary civil rights...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank liannucc
Reviewed May 14, 2019

You can take a guided tour or self tour. You find a number of state offices for high ranking officials that appear as they did in the 1800s and early 1900s which is seeing history live. Such as the impressive stairwell build by a freed...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Dudley H
Reviewed April 18, 2019

My wife and I arrived in Montgomery one sunny Thursday afternoon in March, and we didn't have time to enter any of the museums, but I decided to park up for an hour and just walk the downtown area around the State Capitol to take...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Connector06352910994
May 14, 2019|
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Response from Bill L | Reviewed this property |
Typically state capitols do not charge for admission. Alabama is no different.
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jberz2018
June 16, 2018|
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Response from Lindakitchen8 | Reviewed this property |
If it’s during hours you can. W took a tour on a weekend. But you don’t have to.
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