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Virginia Capitol Building

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Address: 9th & Grace Sts, Richmond, VA 23219
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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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Great History and Architecture

A wonderful historic building, with several interesting displays in the new section. We happened in while the House was in session, so it was fun to sit in and watch the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Bethesda, Maryland
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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A wonderful historic building, with several interesting displays in the new section. We happened in while the House was in session, so it was fun to sit in and watch the proceedings from the balcony. The rotunda and the George Washington statue were amazing. The grounds were the perfect compliment.

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

You really must tour this historic building that was designed by Thomas Jefferson. The original walls are several feet thick, there are magnificent statues and portraits. It is breath-taking inside and out.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Even if you are not a Civil War history buff, this elegant building is definitely worth a visit. After all, it's the only state capitol designed by a US president--Thomas Jefferson.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

See a life like statue of George Washington. He had his face plastered for this statue. See the huge picture of the Battle of Yorktown, gifts from England,Thomas Jefferson holding the plans for the capitol,along with a great view. A guided tour gives you the history of the items. The guided tour is about 1 1/2 hours. Bring a camera.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the Capitol on a summer evening. It was really nice. As we visited at dusk, I'm not sure if they allow folks to walk through or tour the inside. Walking around Capitol Square Park in the evening is definitely worth it, though.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Virginia's Capitol has so much of our nation's history as well with Virginia being the home to 8 former Presidents. Between the architecture and stories, we enjoyed our visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the guided tour but they also have a personalized one. If you are a history fan, then this is a great place to check out. Lots of walking and in winter, they keep the place warm.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Built in 1785-88, it is home to Virginia general assembly. The imposing building is worth just to for the exterior architecture. Located in the Capitol Square, this area offers more than just the State Capitol. The building is surrounded by other monuments including statues of famous Virginians, fountains and monuments. To me, it looks like Roman temple style building with... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to visit, lots of monuments and memorials all over the place, since we were on a bus tour, we arrived there early and everything was closed, but still a great picture taking opportunity.

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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Impressive building and impressive view of the city from this vantage point. Could feel the historic moments that took place here.

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