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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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Whether you take the inside tour or just walk around the grounds, this is an impressive historical building. Love that the visitor entrance is down under the front hill, seems so... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Whether you take the inside tour or just walk around the grounds, this is an impressive historical building. Love that the visitor entrance is down under the front hill, seems so secretive. The views from the steps are great. Even if you don't have time to go inside, just walk around the outside and see the monuments, allow about 30... More 

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Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Available during the day, tours of the Virginia Capitol Building provide you a great overview to the building's design, what inspired Thomas Jefferson, how the building has been expanded and how the state's legislature is organized. If you have time, there is an easy self-guided walking tour of the grounds.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First we were greeted by Barbara Carter who got us oriented with a map and a few stories including about the visit by the Queen in 2007. Then Martha S, the tour guide, took us through the historic building which was so tastefully renovated a few years ago. She showed us the statue of G Washington done by Houdon and... More 

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Staffordshire, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visit made today. A fabulous place full of history. It is free also which is a bonus. Even though we were unable to get access to all of the Capitol Building( due to a judge being invested) we had the joy of the guideMartha who is so full of knowledge. The grounds are amazing too. Definitely a place to go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on the 4 pm tour on a Friday after taking the 2 hour trolley tour out of Carytown. This tour was so informative. I wish this guide had been my 4th grade American History teacher. She was enthusiastic and breathed so much life into the many Virginian hero's of the Revolutionary War. She actually called them "my boys". Highly... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited Richmond recently and were very impressed with the guided tour of this historic building. Free tours are given every hour and our guide (Keenan) was excellent, knowledgable and passionate about the underlying history

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Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed touring the Capitol very much! So much history. Beautiful furniture and art work throughout.

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the visit if you are a history buff. The guides are extremely knowledgeable. The grounds are beautiful. Allow approximately two hours to see it and more if you want to walk the grounds.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this while my spouse was in a business meeting and was not disappointed. I took the docent-led tour and glad I did. Our tour guide was full of information that I wouldn't have picked up by just strolling through. Designed by Jefferson in the Greek tradition, the building is unique from many state capitals I visited. Not grandiose,... More 

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Florence, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty small, good for a quick trip while in town. It's a working Capitol bldg so.... Good history lesson and lots of information about Jefferson. Overall, a good trip.

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