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Address: 9th & Grace Sts, Richmond, VA 23219
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Inside the white, columned state capitol building, designed by Thomas...

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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Learn Much About Virginia History

Virginia has a rich history from the founding of the first colonies. On a tour of the capitol building, you will learn much about the history and it's architect, Thomas... read more

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Virginia has a rich history from the founding of the first colonies. On a tour of the capitol building, you will learn much about the history and it's architect, Thomas Jefferson. When touring Richmond, this is a must-see.

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Merida, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

the tours are awesome, and give a quick founding father history lesson. the building is beautiful, and don't forget to enjoy the beautiful grounds.

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Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The capitol is a must visit if you are a history buff. The tour guides are so passionate and knowledgable they take the tour to a whole new level of amazing.

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Exton, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I lived in Richmond for 10 years before visiting the Capitol building, and I'm glad I finally paid a visit. I moved out of state a couple weeks later and I set aside some time over lunch to spend an hour inside. I worked downtown for two years and must have walked the outside grounds about 200 times, which is... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The history of the building is amazing -- designed by Thomas Jefferson and also the first neoclassical building in the U.S. that was the inspiration for most of our country's government architecture. A must see for history buffs, VA residence, and school children studying history. Fantastic!

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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Tour started 10 minutes earlier than the scheduled time but at least the lady guide apologised and explained why, albeit a poor reason. She started the tour slowly but came into our own when she showed the rooms. She loved there was a group of around 30 young people as well as around 10 adults. She brought the history of... More 

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What a grand, grand building this is, sitting high and noble on the top of Shockoe Hill. Designed by Thomas Jefferson, it is said to be “one of the 10 Buildings that changed America”. The hour-long tour is free and very comprehensive or you can take a self-guided tour and wander around this gorgeous building yourself. Metered on-street parking is... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the kids to see the area and walk around and had a blast climbing stairs and meeting the governers dog.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are many nice capitols. This one is certainly in my top ten. It's very well maintained and has arguably more history in it than any other state capitol has. It's free and it's beautiful, as is the surrounding square. Spend half a day easily.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the guided tour on a weekday afternoon. While I am sure that all the tour guides are great, you are REALLY in luck if you get Mrs Turpin. She is a wonderful tour guide!

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