Virginia Capitol Building

Virginia Capitol Building, Richmond

Virginia Capitol Building
4.5
Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings • Government Buildings
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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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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EFW2014
Woolwich, ME923 contributions
Construction
Jul 2021 • Couples
The construction all around the building made it impossible for me to get to the grounds. I was hoping to see the Washington monument.
Written July 6, 2021
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blairkk25
New Jersey2,284 contributions
Beautiful building and grounds but a lot of construction and there was a rainstorm
Jun 2021
I walked around the grounds of the Virginia Capitol Building in June 2021 during a rainstorm. There is a lot of construction going on near the Virginia Capitol Building with cranes nearby. I was able to get a nice photo of the building despite the rain. I also walked around the grounds and saw the Washington Equestrian Monument. Unfortunately I missed seeing other monuments. The building itself is closed to the public due to COVID19 but may open up soon for tours. I hope to return to Richmond in the future to see more.
Written June 29, 2021
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AlabamaTraveler
Birmingham, AL107 contributions
Historic Capitol of Virginia 230 years old designed by Thomas Jeffersond
Feb 2020
Beautiful 232 year old Neoclassical Capitol building with outstanding center rotunda with marble floors and tiered balconies. The Rotunda is graced by a life-sized statue of George Washington made of Italian Carara marble and sculpted by Jean-Antoine Houdon, French sculpturer.
Written January 14, 2021
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IronRangeMNGirl
Minneapolis, MN464 contributions
Beautiful capitol grounds!
Nov 2020
We were traveling through and felt this was a good outside stop. It was at the end of November so we were trying to social distance. It was the weekend & we really didn't encounter other people. The grounds, monuments and capitol building are beautiful. The Governor mansion is also right there. He might not have been in residence as we really didn't see a big security presence. Because of Covid the tours inside were cancelled but we were okay with that as we didn't want to go inside anyways. If you go be sure to look at the Civil Rights Monument & the Women's Rights Monument. They both are superbly done!
Written December 2, 2020
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VirginiaLove2Travel
Virginia Beach, VA373 contributions
Square is open
Oct 2020 • Couples
We just stopped here while riding bikes. Just walked around the capital. Security all around and guarding the governor’s house. Construction everywhere. No riots or problems while we visited. The capital isn’t open on the weekend but that was ok as stopping was just a bonus while riding. Nothing really too exciting.
Written October 17, 2020
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flydog55
Richmond, VA16 contributions
Stay away
Aug 2020 • Solo
The Capitol grounds are barricaded and inaccessible. The story is they want to avoid having the riots spill over onto the grounds. In reality, the Governor lives on the grounds, and he is in hiding from almost everyone. Hard to make everybody mad, but he managed. The city is a war zone with continued instability, vandalism, assaults, arson and more. Stay far away from the City of Richmond for your safety.
Written August 16, 2020
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia7,792 contributions
Virginia, Nursury of Presidents
Mar 2020
Virginia is knowm as the Nursury of Presidents, Washington and Jefferson were two early US presidents from Virginia. The Capitol and the House of Delegates should not be missed. The wonderful display on Virginia's history, including its links with the United Kingdom, is fascinating. Virginia was the first successful British colony in North America.
Written July 2, 2020
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Matt P
Gainesville, VA1,223 contributions
Great Tour
Feb 2020
Take the tour it is worth it...especially since its free. The tour guides are amazing with their stories. The tour was very informative.
Written March 15, 2020
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Merissa S
Christiansburg441 contributions
Great visit
Feb 2020 • Business
You can sign up for a tour or walk around on your own. It's a wonderful piece of History but I highly recommend if you are in the area.
Written February 7, 2020
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NJM
2 contributions
Ze Richmond Capitol
Jan 2020
What a surprise this tour was, so informative and even though there were protesters around the building and the Capitol was in session, we got a wonderful tour! Highly recommend this tour!
Written February 7, 2020
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Virginia Capitol Building is open:
  • Sun - Sun 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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