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Virginia Capitol Building

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Address: 9th & Grace Sts, Richmond, VA 23219
Phone Number: 804 698 1788
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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 tour of the Capitol Building

We rarely take guided tours, but this one was truly worth it! This historic building is full of history through art work and historic rooms where great things once were said or... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Alice S
Jefferson City, Missouri
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Jefferson City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We rarely take guided tours, but this one was truly worth it! This historic building is full of history through art work and historic rooms where great things once were said or accomplished. I highly recommend this over many other sites to see in Richmond.

Thank Alice S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was my first visit to the capital after living in Virginia for over 30 years. We were warmly welcomed at the visitor center where they asked where we were from. When we told them Manassas Virginia, they welcomed us to our building. There were tours available, but we chose to go on our own. We had a great time... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

On a hot day, we moved inside to tour the capital. The tour guide was very considerate (I walk with a rollator and was encouraged to use their wheelchair). She gave us a great tour providing basic info and lots of insider tidbits about the various rooms of the capital and its furniture, architecture, carpets, etc, all within 60 minutes.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First of all! Parking... read the signs carefully so you will not get a ticket! There is ample parking at 14th and Cary Street (Lanier Parking Deck) and after you get to the capitol entrance on Bank Street... The cool refreshing air conditioning is a welcome relief from the outside. Make sure you leave electronics hidden and locked away in... More 

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

Stopped by on a Saturday afternoon. We're greeted quickly and friendly and they provided information. Could take a free tour, or see the history movie, or take a self-guided tour. We did a little of all three. Loved the building and it's very clean as well. The movie provided plenty of history that was great to learn.

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

Well as usual ole TJ designed (co) a cool building. But what made it even more worthwhile was our guide, Martha (?). She was informative, animated & I learned a lot of new things thanks to her. While it was an addition, who knew there was life form under ground in the front of the Capital. It was neat to... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well worth taking time to visit here, the history, the glamour just make it a must do in Richmond. So pleased we came here.

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

I’ve been to the state capitol many times, yet each time I learn something new. Our charming docent was very, knowledgeable and passionate about our state history. HIGHLY recommended to EVERY citizen of VA, as well as for visitors.

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Waycross, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped by to tour the capitol thinking it would be self guided. We were wrong. We had a wonderful guide, a retired school teacher, who gave us a private family tour since they weren't busy that morning. She was able to present the information in an enjoyable way for my kids. Everyone in my family loved this tour!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to learn about VA history. Not usually crowded. Lovely trees and garden area. Located in the heart of downtown Richmond.

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