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Virginia Capitol Building

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Address: 9th & Grace Sts, Richmond, VA 23219
Phone Number: 804 698 1788
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Inside the white, columned state capitol building, designed by Thomas...

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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Capitol Building and Capitol Square

Wonderful tour of the Capitol designed by Thomas Jefferson. Can't help but be in awe as you step back into the past. Wonderful paintings, statues, monuments, etc. Take your time... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Poquoson, Virginia

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Poquoson, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderful tour of the Capitol designed by Thomas Jefferson. Can't help but be in awe as you step back into the past. Wonderful paintings, statues, monuments, etc. Take your time and wonder through on your own after the guided tour. A must see!

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the best places you can visit to see our government in action and some of the documented history of the Commonwealth.

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Springfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Outdoors you can stroll around to see the tourist info. center, many statues and the Governors mansion. Indoors is a treasure of history, architect and art mixed w/ modern day politics. Our favorites were the statue of George W. and the painting of the battle of Yorktown. The free guided tour is best, but little kids may need to break... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must see whether you are interested in architecture, founding fathers, African-American history, Civil War history, historic gardens, government, or fine art, the Capitol and Capitol Square have what you want to see. On the tentative list for UNESCO World Heritage status and a national historic landmark, designed by Thomas Jefferson, the Capitol set the classical style for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had an excellent tour of the Capitol building. The tour guide knew her history and it was amazing how we were able to go into the senate & house of representatives chambers. She was bale to set us up for a tour of the Governors mansion right after our tour

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Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Going to Richmond and not visiting the capital is like visiting New York and not seeing the Empire State Building or the Statute of Liberty. There is so much history in one place. The receptionist in the rotunda area is a fountain of information. She will tell you all about the history of the building from its inception all the... More 

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Midlothian, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have returned to see what I may have missed, such a beautiful property and don't miss walking all through this amazing place so FULL of history, much happened here; walk where Robert E Lee and many others walked.....you will love this FREE TOUR!!!!

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Rocky Point, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The amount of history in this building designed by Thomas Jefferson is astounding. I went because some people I was touring with wanted to go, otherwise I would missed this awesome place. Be sure to go

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Axton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We learned the history of Virginia and the 13 colonies along with other pieces of art and architectural structures in the Capitol. Our Tour guide was amazing and spoke of the Capitol and its history flawlessly. She was amazing! Definitely stop in to learn how we gained independence from the British.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While growing up you learn about American History, You keep hearing stories and as a kid, its just that.. just stories, but here I am as an adult, realizing this is where it all went down.. This is crazy, It Brought me back to History class but in person! I loved it!

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