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“Packed with History”

Virginia Capitol Building
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Owner description: 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.
Lady Lake, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Packed with History”
Reviewed December 8, 2013

Great tours are available to see the main portions of the Capitol Building (provided the legislature is not in session - usually going on January-March, or thereabouts). And a new visitor center is always available under the building.

Visited June 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Self guided tour”
Reviewed December 7, 2013

During the weekends the last guided tour is at 4pm but after that you can do a self guided tour which is pretty cool.
We checked several chambers and there are also some nice details: statues, paintings... The building is charming, old but very well preserved.
The area around the Capitol is also nice.
Everything is free of charge.

Visited December 2013
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“Surprisingly good”
Reviewed December 3, 2013

Having visited several state Capitol buildings, I expected the VA Capitol to be mildly interesting. Instead, we enjoyed one of the most compelling tours we've had in a long time. Our tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable and interesting. She was equally able in describing Robert E Lee's decision to serve the Confederacy (announced here) and Steven Spielberg shooting the movie "Lincoln" (also partly done here). The newly built underground visitor centre adds to the information and comfort of your visit to this historic building.

Visited July 2013
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Hamburg, NJ
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“A must-see if you enjoy history”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

I've been on the capitol tour about 4 times and have loved it every time. This is a building filled with history and tradition and I've always had a guide present the information in a very interesting manner. Beautiful architecture and some unique pieces make this a must-see in Richmond.

Visited May 2013
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Richmond, Virginia
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“Virginia Capitol Bldg exploration”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Take a Segway ride around Richmond and choose the one that hits the Capitol Bldg. Great views and you ride right up to the front!

Visited August 2013
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