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Virginia Capitol Building: Tours & Tickets

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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 2 days ago via mobile

The building has a rich history and uniqueness about it. We did the serlf guided tour and enjoyed the sculptures inside. The statues on the grounds were outstanding. We really enjoyed the monument to the civil rights struggle. Staff was friendly. It was quiet on...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank RandS_TX
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited while in Richmond and had a guide that was very helpful and knew all the history and crevices of the wonderful Jefferson designed building. I must say she was a Missouri native, as am I, so I understand why she was good!!

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

Modernization and preservation in Virginia. We choose the guided tour and so happy we did. Mrs Scott was great, sharing all the history of the building and the personalities that help shape Virginia. So much history from the birth of our nation, Revolutionary War, industry,...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While this visit might not conjure up much excitement for many, the visual impact is quite stunning and the history is absolutely fascinating. Take the time for the tour, you wont regret it.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ColinW1431
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was really pleased with our tour of this wonderful historic Capitol building. Really was impressed with how well it has been maintained and the pride the people working there expressed.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Q3194XBrebeccap
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful buiding did not have time to go in but is on my next visit to do list. It is located in walking distance from the hotel.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank dectwelth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wish I could remember the name of our docent - he was in a class by himself. His tour lasted 90 minutes, and held our interest throughout. Sitting in the "old" hall of delegates while hearing about its history was a very memorable experience.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank slkuelkd113
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Big tip here is to join one of the organised tours (every 30 mins) so you can access the whole building. As always they are staffed by really knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff and there's so much to see and learn. Lovely outside grounds too but...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Kevin1400
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice Capitol, but not as nice as MN or NE, my adoptive state and home state. Didn’t see any symbols of the confederacy, for which I was grateful.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank namekagon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the style of architecture. The hill is nice for a picnic and enjoying a lazy day in the shade. There are some nice statues to check out as well.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Shelley P
22 September 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
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 MickB219 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you have to prearranged tours. They take place at various times throughout the day.