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Virginia Capitol Building

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9th & Grace Sts, Richmond, VA 23219
+1 804-698-1788
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Clean and Pristine

Toured this park to take in additional history of this great country. Very cool and informative... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
justyo2017
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West Fargo, North Dakota
Worth a visit

I took my teen to the Virginia State Capitol building and got a great history lesson. The building... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
NotALostWanderer
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Washington DC
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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 4 days ago

Toured this park to take in additional history of this great country. Very cool and informative plaques all around grounds describing battles and different aspects of history that happened here or very near here.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my teen to the Virginia State Capitol building and got a great history lesson. The building was designed by Thomas Jefferson and was the location of many important events in US history. Our tour guide was a sweet Southern belle who gave a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only is this building and its grounds beautiful, they hold a lot of history from both the colonial and civil war periods. Don't miss the tour - we learned so much and our tour guide was patient, took her time, and made sure we...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So I didn't go on a tour, but it was an easy walk from The Berkley and there are plenty of sitting spots around the Capitol. Also love the interpretative signs and plenty to see!

Thank Cora G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't expect that Thomas Jefferson would have designed the original Virginia State Capitol, but he did! Had a very informative and accommodating guide - lots of information on the design and use of the building and we had plenty of time to take pictures. We...More

Thank Connie T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took 2 of our teenage children with us to visit the capitol building and have a guided tour. Well worth the hour invested. Mr. Waller was a wealth of information and so happy to be doing his job. We learned a lot. Not only...More

Thank waxapple
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tour guide was excellent. He was so knowledgeable about Virginia Government history. Every Virginian should tour sometime.

Thank Kemper E
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Reviewed May 11, 2018

Historical building - very informative tour. Worth taking. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and was able to talk about the very interesting events from each of the rooms we visited..

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Reviewed May 5, 2018

Late April was a perfect time of year to see this beautiful building with its landscaping. Clean and pretty.

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Reviewed May 4, 2018

As everywhere in Richmond, the welcome is warm. Up to the second floor where the old meeting rooms are. Wonderful statues, some nice displays. Well worth the visit.

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momziekins
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.
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RinggoldRandy
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.
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rkg4562
October 22, 2016|
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Response from bcrodick | Reviewed this property |
Metered parking (two hour maximum) is available on streets adjacent to the state capitol: Broad St, Grace St, 14th St, Main St, 10th St, and Bank St near the capitol visitor entrance. Pay lots are available on Grace St, 3... More
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