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City Hall Observation Deck

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Great way to see the whole city!

So glad we saw this mentioned on trip advisor! We walked from the Capitol building a few blocks to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Plantation, Florida
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Free and hidden gem in Downtown Richmond

Most tourist are not aware that there is an observation deck on the top of city hall that is free... read more

Reviewed December 10, 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So glad we saw this mentioned on trip advisor! We walked from the Capitol building a few blocks to City Hall. It was super quite luckily. Went straight up the elevator and had the Place to ourselves. Great 360 views. Tables and snack Machines available.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank j77mge
Reviewed December 10, 2018

Most tourist are not aware that there is an observation deck on the top of city hall that is free and open to the public. It is a great place to get a view of Capitol Square and downtown Richmond.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Marie H
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

We heard about the elevator to the "OD" observation deck from our tour of the Capitol (don't miss!). A hidden gem and it's FREE as others mentioned. You'll definitely pay in other locations to get the incredible views of the river and the city. Walk...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 690CT
Reviewed August 10, 2018

I went up to the top and the view was amazing!! If you are visiting the Richmond, VA area I highly recommend visiting City Hall!!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Lorenzo L
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

If you are any where near the Capitol building, you have to quickly visit here. It’s just an observation deck but it gives you a 360 view of the city and the beat view in town. It’s also free to get in. You’d be daft...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank PFTraveller62
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Anything to see and do in any city that's free gets five stars in my book. Don't expect lavish surroundings or completely clean windows, but if you want something fun to do that will take 30 minutes out of your day, schedule this stop. It...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Mark P
Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

We learned about this free observation deck through Trip Advisor. This gem is opened during the business hours that City Hall is open. A quick ride to the OD stop on the elevator provides a 360-view of Richmond. There were only two other people visiting...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank sgromer
Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

The deck is only open when City Hall is open, during regular business hours. Ergo, no weekend or holiday opportunity to access for observation. Also, the map link is incorrect, as it sends you to the Federal Reserve building near the river, in the entirely...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank FamSiam
Reviewed June 21, 2017

Not a lot to say outside of really cool view and for free!!!! If you want to see R-Town from a different angle you gotta check this. I'd almost put in on a mini-bucket list, at least for any true Richmond'r (which is open to...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank RVA_WannaGoThere
Reviewed June 5, 2017

Easy elevator ride up to the 18th floor, labelled OD for Observation Deck. Floor to ceiling windows, and almost all of them were perfectly clean, which afforded wonderful views on this clear day. You can walk around the entire floor and there is plenty of...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank iliketowrite
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We went on a weekday during office hours.