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Alabama State Capitol

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Address: 600 Dexter Ave, Montgomery, AL 36130-3008
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+1 334-242-3935
08:00 - 17:00
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Built in 1851, the capitol building served as the first capitol for the...

Built in 1851, the capitol building served as the first capitol for the Confederate States of America.

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From standing on the very spot, the star where Jefferson Davis stood to take the oath of office as the first President of the Confederacy, to his larger than life statue outside... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 December 2016
Gene B
South Carolina

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South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

From standing on the very spot, the star where Jefferson Davis stood to take the oath of office as the first President of the Confederacy, to his larger than life statue outside to the huge Confederate monument with a cornerstone laid by the President himself, the Alabama State Capitol is a place of Davis. The huge dome and beautiful spiral... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

We had a guided tour and the guide was very informative as to the history of the state of Alabama as well as its trouble civil rights history. We also learned quite a bit about George Wallace. We met the State Treasurer as well as the Secretary of State. Well worth a visit.

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Sharon, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

The Alabama State Capitol is a good activity to see, and the building is impressive and worth your time. However the tour itself was not well done and the guide had to read from typewritten sheets. Somewhat interesting.

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Green Cove Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

All state capitols are always worth visiting. Alabama's capitol building dates to 1851 (though with a few additions), which makes it among the oldest capitols still in use, although the legislature decamped in 1985. The building is smaller than its late Victorian brethren in other states. The original building was plain, both inside and out, when it was built. In... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Very ornate. A lot of history and displays with descriptions. Very friendly people. A nice walk from our hotel downtown.

Thank Bill H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We very much enjoyed our visit inside the State Capitol. The two gentlemen at the entrance (one a policeman and one a guide/helper) could not have been kinder, fun or more helpful. It is well worth a visit and free.

Thank PatriciaFrittenden
Montgomery, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

I have visited approx. 15 state capitols and AL's is still one of the finest for me. It is evocative of the past, regal of it's nature, and placed in a lovely setting with the complex of white facade offices, museum, and nicely remodeled/remodelING Dexter Ave. Oct/Nov are the best months to visit as the temperatures are cooling and the... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Impressive southern architecture inside and out. Obtained a free visitors parking pass from the TI at the old train station. Worked well on the grounds of the Capitol. The state flag display was worth checking out on the grounds.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We were in town on a Sunday night, so could not go inside. But it's a lovely building on the outside, found the star on the steps where Jefferson Davis took his oath of office (and showed it to some local teenagers who were not aware of it), nice statues on the grounds, and enjoyed a beautiful sunset from the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped in the capitol for an hour and visited the old capitol building. It has a grand spiral staircase. The dome is beautifully painted as well. We were greeted by a kind gentleman who was a representative. If you are a fan of Alabama history you should stop here. Just make sure to leave your pocket knife in the... More 

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