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Virginia Capitol Building

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Beautiful Building and Grounds!

We finished off our 6 day Virginia trip with a tour of the Virginia Capitol Building. There are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bristol, Rhode Island
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Outstanding place for history, architecture, sculptures

Richmond can be proud of its Old Dominion capitol building and grounds. The capitol itself was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Richmond, Virginia
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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

We finished off our 6 day Virginia trip with a tour of the Virginia Capitol Building. There are free hourly tours, ours had a couple of dozen people. The design of the building is beautiful and of Jeffersonian architecture. There are impressive statues and busts...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Richmond can be proud of its Old Dominion capitol building and grounds. The capitol itself was designed by Thomas Jefferson and is a wonderful architectural specimen. A life-like statue of George Washington as well as busts of many famous Virginians bring the stories about these...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With only an hour to spare in Richmond, this is time well spent. We just walked around the outside of the building and found numerous statues & memorials to take in. There is a great deal of history in Richmond and much to see around...More

Thank M3569OImike
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Capitol building is beautiful. It reminds me of a smaller White House. The grounds were lovely with all the monuments. The governor mansion is on the property as well. It was beautiful as well. It is a must do if you are in the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great tour. Lots of interesting and historical information, plus some film trivia (as many Hollywood films featuring the White House or US Capitol are filmed here). I've been on the tour 2 or 3 times. Good every time.

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 2 November 2018

My wife and I were each blown away by this visit. Not your typical state capital - a combination of museum, local history and state capital. Jefferson statute and its location in the Virginia' room of President's was fascinating. The guide was a treasure trove...More

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

The actual tour of the Capitol is interesting in itself, but our docent could have been teaching a history class. So much knowledge! The majority of the time is spent in a few chambers so there is not a lot of walking. The information imparted...More

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Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful building with free tours provided by historians. Our guide was Keenan. His knowledge and enthusiasm of the history building and area made the tour!

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Reviewed 29 October 2018

We were able to tour the building when they were not in legislative session. I can't imagine what it would be like to work in a museum.

Thank Victoria K
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

Free, friendly and fun. The security was positive and helpful. The tour guide was so knowledgeable of the the site. Incredible!

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Shelley P
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Response from 422tedw | Reviewed this property |
Open every day except a few holidays. Doesn’t open till 1 pm on Sundays
6 September 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.
28 December 2016|
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Response from MickB219 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you have to prearranged tours. They take place at various times throughout the day.