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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.
Normal, Illinois
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5 reviews
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“Free and Worth the Time”
Reviewed 5 June 2014

I liked that it was easy to get in and get a tour right away and the staff was friendly. The tour was a bit dry, but that's probably because it is usually for students and a lot of the information was pretty basic. If you know the history already, then I would just take the time to explore for yourself and forget a tour guide.

Visited June 2014
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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“Capitol building”
Reviewed 3 June 2014

Short walk from the hotel is the Capitol building in Richmond. About a mile downhill from the Doubletree by Hilton. Direct but obviously back uphill on the way back! Splendid grand legislative building in classical style similar to a lot of government monuments found in Washington DC. Nearby is thetrain square containing the monument of George Washington. Square includes status of Edgar Allen Poe and a very powerful moment dedicated to the Civil Rights movement.

Visited May 2014
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Quechee, Vermont
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“Exceptional - Great Job”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

The Guides were very knowledgeable and informative. A Great Place to Visit... A lot of interesting History.. The Personnel were Very personal.

Visited April 2014
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Norfolk, VA
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16 reviews
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“Great Tour!”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

We visited the State Capitol Building last December and took the guided tour. It is a great facility and loaded with lots of VA history. In addition to being the film site for "Lincoln", the building has loads of art from various time periods...definitely worth a stop for a tour!

Visited December 2013
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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Tour”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

The docents are very knowledgable and the tour was fun - It's interesting to see where history was made many, many years ago -

Visited March 2014
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