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Virginia Capitol Building

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Handsome landmark on the hill

The Capitol is located on top of the hill in the middle of the hill among the other government... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Prawet J
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Fantastic Free Tour

One hour tour of a beautiful Capitol building. Knowledgeable, sometimes humorous guide. He talked... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ted W
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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
+1 804-698-1788
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of construction going on (2018) but worth driving around to view the scenery, You might not be able to stop, but at least you can get a view.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Capitol is located on top of the hill in the middle of the hill among the other government buildings. Just walking around the capitol park and take photos of this historic landmark is worth a visit. And if you have time, take a free...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One hour tour of a beautiful Capitol building. Knowledgeable, sometimes humorous guide. He talked about “Mr Jefferson “ like he knew him. They have built an underground visitor center accessible from 10th and Bank Street. Plenty of free on street parking on weekends. Weekdays could...More

Thank Ted W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been impressed everywhere here in Richmond by the reception and tour staff we have met. Here at the Capitol Building even the security staff welcomed us. Our guide, Sylvia was exceptional as she enlightened us about the renovation work, historical significance, some personal...More

Thank Moe S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On our tour of Virginia we visited many historical sites, many with guided tours. Our guided tour of the capitol building in Richmond was by far the best, Mark the guide (also I think the tour manager) was brilliant!! He knows EVERYTHING about the building...More

Thank Linda O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would recommend visiting the capitol to anyone with even the slightest interest in American History (or in architecture or sculpture). It was truly a fascinating place to visit and the staff could not have been more gracious and welcoming. I had a terrific tour...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a wonderful historic sight.it took about 1 hour . We did our own tour and encountered a lady on the second floor desk who was delightful. She was very knowledgeable about the Capital and some recent history facts of the renovation.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed the visitor exhibit area and the chance to view the original delegate chamber of this Jefferson designed building. The statue of Robert E. Lee standing in its center, with Davis and Stephens' busts on the wall behind is a reminder that in many...More

Thank Kalpr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've lived in northern Virginia for over 32 years but never visited our Capitol Building. We had high expectations having heard from others, and this tour did not disappoint. The building has so much history and new underground visitor entrance and exhibits are a great...More

Thank Jim D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. It was fascinating both on the architectural side of things as well as the history that took place in this space. Very nicely presented and to be in the places that were so historically significant to the birth of...More

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