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Virginia Capitol Building

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Decided on a whim to do a guided tour and am glad we did. Lots of great history and a knowledgeable... read more

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Really interesting

The Virginia Capitol Building completed extensive renovations and got a new visitors center around... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Arlington, Virginia
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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
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Decided on a whim to do a guided tour and am glad we did. Lots of great history and a knowledgeable guide.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Erik T
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Virginia Capitol Building completed extensive renovations and got a new visitors center around 2007. The building and interiors are really beautiful. Free admission and guided tours on the hour during operating hours. We went on a Saturday and Sylvia showed us around. She's knowledgeable...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had the opportunity to visit and tour the Virginia Capitol building at the same time that a class of grade 5 students were touring. The tour guide was great with the students and knowledgeable. She also acknowledged the adults that were not with the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a very interesting tour...we tagged along with a student group who learned how the politicians debate.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautful antebellum capitol building! Full of history and splendor.Guides are volunteers and very friendly and knowledgeble. Statuary and paintings of early Virginia leaders are found throughout the building.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’re thankful we toured the Capitol on a cold Saturday without many tourists. We had the place to ourselves and we’re free to wander and see interesting information plaques and statues. My 10yo has been learning about VA history and it was fun to see...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 213danas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to see Houdon's George Washington, but enjoyed all the other history too! the ladies working the welcome center were full of information and so helpful with places to eat and visit. The architecture is stunning, and the history alive.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kaufmansn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although designed by Jefferson, the Richmond Capital building is not all that impressive from the outside. Take the free tour, however, and you will be impressed. Starting with their new street level entrance on Bank St, to the great statue of George Washington, it made...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 9, 2019 via mobile

I highly recommend the free guided tour. The guide we enjoyed was very interesting and knowledgeable. There is so much history surrounding this beautiful building

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

Perhaps the most interesting captiol building I have experienced... The architecture of this site is terrific, and walking through a site so steeped in history was a great experience. I wasn't able to take the guided tour, so I relied on all of postings to...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.