Designed by Thomas Jefferson, this Classic Revival building was modeled after a Roman temple. It was completed in 1788 and is ... More
Virginia State Capitol
Designed by Thomas Jefferson, this Classic Revival building was modeled after a Roman temple. It was completed in 1788 and is the second oldest capitol in continuous use in the country. The focal point of the building is the central rotunda featuring a life-size statue of George Washington, said to be the only one for which he actually posed. A smaller dome displays busts of the eight American presidents from Virginia. The old Hall of the House of Delegates, where the legislature met until 1906, is now a museum. Free tours, lasting about 30 minutes, are offered. Take time to stroll the Capitol grounds and see the nearby Executive Mansion .
The building and grounds are beautiful. The lady at the desk on the second floor is very friendly, helpful and informative. Liked it so much we've been 3 times. Lots to see and plenty of places to sit and relax. New parts are boring but the original building is great. Also it's free.
This dazzling movie palace was built in the early 20th century. Italian marble and elegantly painted murals fill the interior.
A balcony and theater boxes overlook the auditorium below and on Saturday evenings, a Wurlitzer organ, which once accompanied ...
Shockoe Slip is the city's oldest mercantile district and was once the site of the State Capitol building. This area
has been a bustling hub since the 17th century. Though the earliest buildings here were destroyed during the Civil ...
This quaint European style hotel is a convenient place to stay in downtown Richmond. It is only a few minutes
from Capitol Square and many other popular downtown attractions. The restaurants and shops of Shockoe Slip are also not ...
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