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City Hall Observation Deck

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Open today: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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AWESOME 360 degree view of the city!

We heard about the elevator to the "OD" observation deck from our tour of the Capitol (don't... read more

Reviewed August 26, 2018
McLean, Virginia
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Awesome place to visit!!

I went up to the top and the view was amazing!! If you are visiting the Richmond, VA area I highly... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2018
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901 E Byrd St, Richmond, VA 23219-1907
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Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

We heard about the elevator to the "OD" observation deck from our tour of the Capitol (don't miss!). A hidden gem and it's FREE as others mentioned. You'll definitely pay in other locations to get the incredible views of the river and the city. Walk...More

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Reviewed August 10, 2018

I went up to the top and the view was amazing!! If you are visiting the Richmond, VA area I highly recommend visiting City Hall!!

Thank Lorenzo L
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

If you are any where near the Capitol building, you have to quickly visit here. It’s just an observation deck but it gives you a 360 view of the city and the beat view in town. It’s also free to get in. You’d be daft...More

Thank PFTraveller62
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Anything to see and do in any city that's free gets five stars in my book. Don't expect lavish surroundings or completely clean windows, but if you want something fun to do that will take 30 minutes out of your day, schedule this stop. It...More

Thank Mark P
Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

We learned about this free observation deck through Trip Advisor. This gem is opened during the business hours that City Hall is open. A quick ride to the OD stop on the elevator provides a 360-view of Richmond. There were only two other people visiting...More

Thank sgromer
Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

The deck is only open when City Hall is open, during regular business hours. Ergo, no weekend or holiday opportunity to access for observation. Also, the map link is incorrect, as it sends you to the Federal Reserve building near the river, in the entirely...More

1  Thank FamSiam V
Reviewed June 21, 2017

Not a lot to say outside of really cool view and for free!!!! If you want to see R-Town from a different angle you gotta check this. I'd almost put in on a mini-bucket list, at least for any true Richmond'r (which is open to...More

1  Thank RVA_WannaGoThere
Reviewed June 5, 2017

Easy elevator ride up to the 18th floor, labelled OD for Observation Deck. Floor to ceiling windows, and almost all of them were perfectly clean, which afforded wonderful views on this clear day. You can walk around the entire floor and there is plenty of...More

1  Thank iliketowrite
Reviewed May 23, 2017

This is a great treat while you are in town. The view is a spectacular 360-degree vista of the whole city and outlying areas. You can even bring your lunch up and eat at one of the tables.

1  Thank MaryAnn218
Reviewed February 4, 2017

I'm so glad we did this. It's completely free and just a short elevator ride up to the top of city hall. It's got especially great views of Capitol Park.

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We went on a weekday during office hours.