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Virginia Capitol Building
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Ranked #5 of 168 things to do in Richmond
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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.
Crozet, Virginia
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Definitely will be back”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

Didn't have much time the evening we arrived in Richmond, however we did walk the couple of blocks to the Capitol Building. It was beautiful and we will definitely return and take our time there.
Very impressive grounds and an absolute must see if you are in the area. Definitely want to take the tour others are describing here on Tripadvisor.

Visited June 2014
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“Very impressive”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

Very impressive buildings and grounds. We didn't take a tour inside as we were pressed for time, there was plenty to see and enjoy walking around the grounds.

Visited August 2013
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Richmond, Virginia
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130 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Take the guided tour - a must visit in Richmond!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

There is so much US History at this capitol - Thomas Jefferson designed the building! The only life-size statue of George Washington resides in this building. The guided tour is one of the best I've taken and you will learn so many tidbits of history that you won't touring on your own. Much of the state capitol's history is American history! Also, ask about the history of the squirrels on the Capitol grounds!

Visited June 2014
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Normal, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
“Free and Worth the Time”
3 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Capitol building”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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