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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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Stopped for quick photo visit on our quest to see every state capitol. Beautiful grounds. Easy to access.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped for quick photo visit on our quest to see every state capitol. Beautiful grounds. Easy to access.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Hubby and I truly enjoyed touring our state capital . We did the self guided but also sat in one some of the guides speaking and can say the guided tour is totally worth the wait. They are on the hour. I didn't realize it had the only statue of George Washington that he stood for, a real gem!

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Willoughby, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A welcome surprise. From the information booth at bell tower to the actual tour of the State Capitol it was a fascinating experience. A room contains the original desks from pre/post revolutionary period. Another statues of historical figures. People there are friendly and helpful. It is free to the public.

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Fremont, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a gorgeous building, designed by Thomas Jefferson as the first public building in the US to mimic European design. It's ironic that the beautiful statue of Jefferson in the rotunda notes that he, an owner of enslaved persons, was the "Architect of Liberty." While much information is provided about the architect, there is no mention of the builders,... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I did both the self tour and guided tour. Both were very interesting, the guided tour gives great fun facts about the capital. Its free and worth the trip

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago 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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago 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 4 days ago 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 5 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 6 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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