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Virginia Capitol Building, Richmond

Categories: Government Buildings, Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web
Virginia Capitol Building represents a National Historic Landmark designed by Benjamin Franklin and French architect Charles-Louis Clérisseau. Completed in 1788, the building served as the capital of the Confederacy during the American Civil War. It was modeled off of the ancient Roman temple Maison Carrée. Though it endured multiple fires during the colonial era, the structure is still grand. In the early 1900s, two wings were added. You can take a guided tour during scheduled times daily, or opt for a self-guided tour. See Virginia Capitol Building and all Richmond has to offer by arranging your trip with our Richmond itinerary builder.
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  • This was a fascinating tour. Our guide was knowledgeable and directed many questions to young and obviously interested members of the group. The Capitol is impressive as is the new entrance that has a...  read more »
  • Was a beautiful day so enjoyed the walk from the White House and Civil War Museum. It was an easy walk 
  • In this place you know the American story and the lives of her principals leaders. The visitor is guided, but for those who do not really need English dominates redoubling attention because the guides speak too fast. For those who do not like history, the visit is a little boring.
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  • Beautiful grounds that are easily walked, with lots of shade provided by gorgeous trees. Flowers and plants line every path. Amazing historic sites to take in, monuments and statues galore, and much more. A beautiful tribute to the Capitol of Virginia.
  • A fantastic way to spend an hour or so in Richmond. Tours start every hour on the hour, and lead you throughout the capitol. There's lots of history here, and the grounds are beautiful to walk around. Definitely worth your time.
  • if you are anywhere close and you have the time you absolutely should visit this capital. One of the oldest in the country, beautifully maintained and some beautiful architecture. Try to take one of the tours it is worth the time and the effort An absolute must see
  • One of the oldest state capitols in America, its build after the Revolutionary War in 1785-1792, it was used as Congress of the Confederate States during the Civil War (1860-1865) on April 3 1865 US troops conquered CS capital Richmond and burned almost the whole city down accept the state capitol were the American flag was planted on top, President Abraham Lincoln visited Richmond a week before he was assassinated.
  • Very nice place to walk around and enjoy the weather. Lots of benches and beautiful trees with hidden cameras so act right (haha)!
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