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.
The original draft of Edgar Allan Poe's famous poem, "The Raven," along with other memorabilia of the life of this
unusual writer, is on display in this museum. Poe grew up in Richmond and made frequent visits to the ...
Founded in 1847, Hollywood is one of the oldest cemeteries in Richmond. Confederate President Jefferson Davis, General J.E.B. Stuart, Presidents
James Monroe and John Tyler, novelists James Branch Cabel and Ellen Glasgow, and 18,000 Confederate soldiers, 11,000 of them ...
It is easy to get happily lost in the vast collections of the Library of Virginia. The building contains 83
million manuscripts and more than a million books, periodicals, newspapers, prints, photographs and maps. The items in the rare ...