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Virginia Capitol Building

Opens in 30 min: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Great tour

We were there on a Saturday morning and pretty much had the whole building to ourselves. But take... read more

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Ashland, Oregon
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Beautiful Building, Great Tour

This is an amazing piece of history and well worth joining a tour, the tour guide we had was... read more

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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 yesterday via mobile

We were there on a Saturday morning and pretty much had the whole building to ourselves. But take the guided tour! Our guide was super knowledgeable and friendly. We went everywhere inside the capital. Lots of history here! Expect to spend at least an hour...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

This is an amazing piece of history and well worth joining a tour, the tour guide we had was knowledgeable and clearly proud to be a Virginian, she could have had a bit of a better sense of humour when interacting and needs to stop...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MrsBaum
Reviewed 1 week ago

The State Capitol of Virginia in Richmond should not be missed! It is a beautiful building designed by Thomas Jefferson with an amazing amount of history. The Capitol offers free tours everyday except for some holidays and the tour guides are excellent. There is also...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Marie H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We finished off our 6 day Virginia trip with a tour of the Virginia Capitol Building. There are free hourly tours, ours had a couple of dozen people. The design of the building is beautiful and of Jeffersonian architecture. There are impressive statues and busts...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank drphibes20
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Richmond can be proud of its Old Dominion capitol building and grounds. The capitol itself was designed by Thomas Jefferson and is a wonderful architectural specimen. A life-like statue of George Washington as well as busts of many famous Virginians bring the stories about these...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

With only an hour to spare in Richmond, this is time well spent. We just walked around the outside of the building and found numerous statues & memorials to take in. There is a great deal of history in Richmond and much to see around...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank M3569OImike
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The Capitol building is beautiful. It reminds me of a smaller White House. The grounds were lovely with all the monuments. The governor mansion is on the property as well. It was beautiful as well. It is a must do if you are in the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kcbosslady
Reviewed November 7, 2018

This is a great tour. Lots of interesting and historical information, plus some film trivia (as many Hollywood films featuring the White House or US Capitol are filmed here). I've been on the tour 2 or 3 times. Good every time.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Susan S
Reviewed November 2, 2018

My wife and I were each blown away by this visit. Not your typical state capital - a combination of museum, local history and state capital. Jefferson statute and its location in the Virginia' room of President's was fascinating. The guide was a treasure trove...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bill S
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

The actual tour of the Capitol is interesting in itself, but our docent could have been teaching a history class. So much knowledge! The majority of the time is spent in a few chambers so there is not a lot of walking. The information imparted...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Shelley P
September 22, 2018|
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Response from 422tedw | 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 MickB219 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you have to prearranged tours. They take place at various times throughout the day.