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Virginia Capitol Building

9th & Grace Sts, Richmond, VA 23219
+1 804-698-1788
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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
+1 804-698-1788
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Reviewed yesterday

This has to be one of my favorite USA state capitol buildings yet. The amount of renovations they've done is very impressive and right on the mark for a tourist like me. It is free to visit and there are guided tours offered at certain...More

Thank Schmeminemone
Reviewed 2 days ago

Passed this building and learned some of its history while on a Segway tour of Richmond. Would like to have gone back and toured the inside... but an interesting building from the outside with an interesting history.

Thank Lyndy B
Reviewed 4 days ago

We took a morning tour of the capitol building and enjoyed it thoroughly. We had a fine experience with the knowledgeable staff and felt they represented their stat building with pride.

Thank SharmonOBX
Reviewed 4 days ago

We recently stayed in downtown Richmond and found the Capitol a few blocks from our hotel. The grounds surrounding the building, which was built in the late 1700's, contain monuments, statues and walking paths. A great way to start the morning and since the the...More

Thank lorend515
Reviewed 4 days ago

Learnt so much about US history from this place staff were brilliant, our guide absolutely passionate and very knowledgable (the only male guide we understand and he's been there years) Nancy Astors English clock, superb statutes of George Washington went into various rooms with superb...More

Thank RBM65
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautiful building with so much to offer. Try sitting outside to enjoy the overview of RVA. Or take the tour. Fabulous.

Thank EBeth S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Designed by Thomas Jefferson - what did he not do! Beautifully restored 10 years ago for the 400 anniversary of Jamestown settlement and the visit of Queen Elizabeth - BETTY Windsor as we Aussies call her! Loved the statue of George Washington - the only...More

Thank Howard D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Free hour long tours are given on the half hour starting at 10 am I believe. Reservations are not needed except for groups. The tour is a must!There are so many stories, so much symbolism, so much history you will otherwise miss. We had the...More

Thank Torte_Sue
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fascinating place to visit. Designed by Thomas Jefferson. So much history in this building. The ladies at the reception desk were very friendly and helpful. Makes for a great field trip . Our children who are homeschooled loved it.

Thank pmbump
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our Capitol building is incredibly beautiful and full of early colonial history. You'll see the old floor; a life-sized work-of-art statue of George Washington; the current house floor where daily politics continue; it's lovely and cool inside!! Don't miss the statue by the old entrance...More

Thank Skicrzy311
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28 December 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.
22 October 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
Vickie S
18 September 2016|
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Response from greatauntie27 | Reviewed this property |
Check their website. Hours, etc. are posted. We had a guided tour on Easter Sunday, so I would guess that they would be open on Thanksgiving weekend. You could also call the capitol.