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Virginia Capitol Building

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Meet the people who made history

The grounds and building are beautiful. The best part is the guided tour with an enthusiastic and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Nick N
Atlanta, Georgia
Very Historic

I visited the Capitol in June 2018. Both the grounds and the Capitol tour are great. The hourly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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9th & Grace Sts, Richmond, VA 23219
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The grounds and building are beautiful. The best part is the guided tour with an enthusiastic and knowledgeable docent who tells about each room and the people who made our country what it is.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the Capitol in June 2018. Both the grounds and the Capitol tour are great. The hourly guided tours are very educational and the tour guide We had was very eloquent and very knowledgeable about history and various subject. He was also very accommodating...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great historic building and informative receptionist near the store on an upper level. I believe guided tours are availAble but we chose to go on our own. Getting around was a bit tricky but we managed. Amazing that the city people were able to protect...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We started our day of sightseeing in downtown Richmond at the recently restored Virginia Capitol Building. The Capitol was one of many buildings that Thomas Jefferson designed. We didn’t take the tour because there were large groups of third graders who arrived about the same...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great morning spent in this historic building. Lovely, informative guided tour. Plenty of history and well worth the time.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed touring this old and historic State House. This capitol was designed by Thomas Jefferson while he was an ambassador to France. However, it has been added on to and in my opinion the exterior suffers from too many coats of white paint. It...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of the last stops on my tour of the city over a week. Even though I heard most of the history from other tours & museums over the week, I thought my tour added more and was personal.

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Reviewed September 13, 2018

Lots of construction going on (2018) but worth driving around to view the scenery, You might not be able to stop, but at least you can get a view.

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Reviewed September 10, 2018

The Capitol is located on top of the hill in the middle of the hill among the other government buildings. Just walking around the capitol park and take photos of this historic landmark is worth a visit. And if you have time, take a free...More

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Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

One hour tour of a beautiful Capitol building. Knowledgeable, sometimes humorous guide. He talked about “Mr Jefferson “ like he knew him. They have built an underground visitor center accessible from 10th and Bank Street. Plenty of free on street parking on weekends. Weekdays could...More

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Shelley P
September 22, 2018|
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Response from Ted W | Reviewed this property |
Open every day except a few holidays. Doesn’t open till 1 pm on Sundays
September 6, 2017|
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Response from sanju_222323 | Reviewed this property |
we parked at the street right in front of it. it has visitor parking.
December 28, 2016|
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Response from Michael B | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you have to prearranged tours. They take place at various times throughout the day.