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The Virginia Capitol

1000 Bank Street, Richmond, VA 23219, USA  | More on: Richmond »

Designed by Thomas Jefferson, this officially became the capitol of the Confederacy May 21, 1861. The Congress of the Confederacy shared the building with the Virginia State Legislature from July 1861 to March 1865. In February 1862 Confederate President Jefferson Davis was inaugurated on the grounds of Capitol Square. A statue of Robert E. Lee and busts of Confederate heroes Stonewall Jackson, J.E.B. Stuart, Joseph E. Johnston, and Fitzhugh Lee, among others, are located here. Visitors are welcome to walk the grounds and tour the building.


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Going south on I-95 take the Franklin St. exit 74 B and turn right onto Franklin St. Franklin becomes Bank St. Public entrance plaza is at Bank and 10th streets. Going north on I-95 take Broad St. exit 74 C and bear right towards Broad St. east. Turn right onto Broad St., left onto 14th St., right onto Bank St. Public entrance plaza is at Bank and 10th streets.

Visitor Services

Guided tours, handicapped access, lunch caf', and gift shop.

Regular Events

Special exhibit: "The Struggle to Decide: Virginia's Secession Crisis. Open to the public through Thanksgiving 2011.

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Monday-Saturday: 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M., Sunday: 1:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M.



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