The Virginia State Capitol was built in 1778. It was first planned by Sir Thomas Jefferson and Charles-Louis Clérisseau in France. The architectural style was modeled based on Maison Carrée, which was an ancient Roman temple in Nimes, France.
Interestingly, the current Capitol is the eighth state house built. This was mainly due to fires that occurred during the colonial period. Two newer wings were added in early 20th century. The state capitol building was designated a national historic landmark in 1960. The state capitol is the primary seat of the Commonwealth of Virginia's state government and is located in Richmond.
The building itself stands magnificently above Shockoe Hill overlooking Richmond. This is an absolute must see for visitors to Richmond. You and your family will love it and enjoy the guided tours.
The State Capitol is open to all visitors from Monday - Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Sundays visiting hours are from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Well planned guided tours are available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Guided tours on Sunday are available from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Visitors can also take self guided tours during working hours on all days.
1000 Bank Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3673
Phone : (804) 698-1788