Capitol Square and Capitol Building Walking Tour

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  • 105 min

An in-depth walking tour of Capitol Square and the Capitol Building that narrates and ties together 400 years of Virginia History and Culture. You will learn the complicated construction history of the capitol, its 1870 tragedy, and bountiful stories revealed within its chambers. You will hear the narrative behind the Civil Rights Monument, the controversy over the current monuments, and the fascinating tale of the Washington Cenotaph. You will learn about the contributions of 12 famous Virginia women at Voices in the Garden and the history of the enslaved in the city's history.

Itinerary Details

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Begin and learn about the Church of the Confederacy

Duration: 10 minutes

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Pass the historic Bell Tower rung to warn of slave rebellion and natural disasters

Duration: 5 minutes

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Visit Capitol Squares most recent addition, a tribute to Virginia's historic women: hear the stories of Anne Laydon, Maggie Walker, Adele Clark and more

Duration: 10 minutes

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Here he amazing story behind the Washington Equestrian Monument, designed to be his final resting place, as well as the six notable Virginians run surround it.

Duration: 10 minutes

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Here the incredible story of Barbara Rose Johns and Oliver Hill in their fight to end segregation

Duration: 10 minutes

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See the second oldest continuing governor's residence in the US

Duration: 5 minutes

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Learn the fascinating tale of how Richmond became the Commonwealth's third capitol and Jefferson's major role in constructing a new historic building, Tour the outside and then have a guided tour within it. See the rotunda of Presidents from Virginia, the spot where Lee received his commission, and Jefferson's actual model for the strucure

Duration: 45 minutes

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End with a stroll past the monuments to significant Virginians and end at St Paul's Church

Duration: 10 minutes
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