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“Nice Shed”

Alabama State Capitol
Ranked #8 of 67 things to do in Montgomery
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Owner description: Built in 1851, the capitol building served as the first capitol for the Confederate States of America.
Sherrard, IL
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161 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Nice Shed”
Reviewed 19 July 2013

As far as state capitals go, this one was okay. We had a hard time getting in - the entrance is in the rear lower level - and the actual lawmakers meet in a newer building across the street, but some nice art work, able to see the older meeting places and galleries, friendly southerners, and a nice gift shop,

Visited May 2013
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“Beautiful building”
Reviewed 9 July 2013

We loved the rotunda and the huge stairway leading up to the Capitol. Jefferson Davis' star, engraved on the front portico, where he was inaugurated president of the Confederacy, was history personified. Interesting building to explore, learn about Alabama and its governors.

Visited July 2013
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Cumming, GA
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“Lots of History”
Reviewed 3 July 2013

Capitol building is beautiful and easily accessible. At first I was very surprised at how casual it was, but during the tour, I realized the the actual state Legislature and Senate are in seperate, nearby buildings, so the Capitol is now more of a museum. Still interesting, though.

Visited June 2013
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Auburn, Alabama, United States
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“Great History Trip”
Reviewed 30 April 2013

Beautiful Building and History Galore! Ideal for young adults interested in History. Many places within walking distance, if you can find a parking place in the area. Best to visit on a Saturday.

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“Very Nice!”
Reviewed 29 April 2013 via mobile

Great place to visit with lots of photo opps of this beautiful place. Awesome in the spring when trees and flowers begin to bloom. Lots of history pertaining to Montgomery, Civil Rights Movement and state of Alabama to be gleaned.

Visited May 2012
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