On a recent weekend trip to Richmond, my experience at the Capitol was pretty much the highlight. The grounds are beautiful and meticulously maintained. The visitors area inside has a lot of information on Richmond and Virginia history and the 1+ hour guided tour was fantastic. The tour guide was knowledgeable, friendly, outgoing and really made the experience great. Unlike a lot of tours these days, the Capitol tour is very relaxed. You can roam free throughout the building (the assembly was not in session), join and leave the tour when you want, sit in the chairs, take pictures etc. The building is beautiful, and the entire experience is free.