“A living landmark to American self-government”
The Virginia Capitol is a living landmark to American self-government. Since 1788, it has been home to the General Assembly, the oldest legislature continuously operating in the Western Hemisphere. Designed by Thomas Jefferson, the Capitol was the first public building in the New World constructed in the Monumental Classical style; it has served as a prototype for countless capitols, courthouses, municipal buildings, and even churches and residences for more than 200 years.
Gorgeous! Worth going to see it, even though it took us a half hour to find parking.
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Virginia State Capitol
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- Sun: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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