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Virginia Capitol Building

9th & Grace Sts, Richmond, VA 23219
+1 804-698-1788
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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

The self-guided tour is great. The staff were friendly. Great info on when the south established itself as a new country. Beautiful artwork, sculptures, statutes and wood work.

Thank Karen F
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice grounds, good exhibits but could be better. It is located near other attractions and eating establishments.

Thank richlee1975
Reviewed 6 days ago

If I were a native Virginian this place might be interesting. But I'm not. Ties to the Civil War but nothing you need to see. Charming docent, howeve

Thank Mhainey924
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting tour . So much to see and hear about I was surprised. Our guide was very informative ... loved hearing the stories about the events that took place there and the interesting statutes and pieces scattered through out the building. The hour went...More

Thank WBP_12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in while visiting Richmond recently and ended up taking the guided tour. The building is interesting and has a lot of history and it was nice to learn more about it. My kids were pretty bored but managed to survive. They are 8...More

Thank LivingInWien
Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is great!! (It sits on top of a hill) But the view is of tall high rise office, bank and hotel buildings. The grounds were nice to walk around. There are statues of famous Virginians to see

Thank stevevw31
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour was interesting and the tour guide was polite, but the tour featured little information that hasn't already been exhausted in elementary school social studies classes. We learned only about the American elite white males and their amazing accomplishments, which I felt really undermined...More

Thank boggscl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you can take a guided tour. Well worth it. It is very interesting for school age children. You can take a self-guided tour, but the tour gives you so much more information.

Thank srcmumsey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After being here over a dozen years, I finally made the trek to see our state capital and was amazed. Virginia is home to history like no other and this offers a rare glance into the start of our nation and the great men and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the better state capital buildings. A must see if in Richmond, Virginia. The statue of George Washington is awesome as well as the busts of all presidents born in the state of Virginia. Enjoyed.

Thank karenlou2017
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6 September 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.
28 December 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.
22 October 2016|
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Response from bcrodick | Reviewed this property |
Metered parking (two hour maximum) is available on streets adjacent to the state capitol: Broad St, Grace St, 14th St, Main St, 10th St, and Bank St near the capitol visitor entrance. Pay lots are available on Grace St, 3... More