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Alabama State Capitol

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Address: 600 Dexter Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36104
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+1 334-242-3935
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00
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Built in 1851, the capitol building served as the first capitol for the...

Built in 1851, the capitol building served as the first capitol for the Confederate States of America.

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Beautiful building and grounds

What a beautiful building and grounds. At the top of the hill, you can't miss this beautiful building. Nice architecture, and well kept too.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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New York City, New York

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful building and grounds. At the top of the hill, you can't miss this beautiful building. Nice architecture, and well kept too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We could not go into the building but got some great pictures on the grounds as the sun set. The lighting was superb.

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Boulder, CO
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

We make a point of visiting all state capitals and their Capitol buildings. This one is quite nice - loved the murals on the 3rd floor and the assembly rooms....

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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

From standing on the very spot, the star where Jefferson Davis stood to take the oath of office as the first President of the Confederacy, to his larger than life statue outside to the huge Confederate monument with a cornerstone laid by the President himself, the Alabama State Capitol is a place of Davis. The huge dome and beautiful spiral... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

We had a guided tour and the guide was very informative as to the history of the state of Alabama as well as its trouble civil rights history. We also learned quite a bit about George Wallace. We met the State Treasurer as well as the Secretary of State. Well worth a visit.

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Sharon, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

The Alabama State Capitol is a good activity to see, and the building is impressive and worth your time. However the tour itself was not well done and the guide had to read from typewritten sheets. Somewhat interesting.

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Green Cove Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

All state capitols are always worth visiting. Alabama's capitol building dates to 1851 (though with a few additions), which makes it among the oldest capitols still in use, although the legislature decamped in 1985. The building is smaller than its late Victorian brethren in other states. The original building was plain, both inside and out, when it was built. In... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Very ornate. A lot of history and displays with descriptions. Very friendly people. A nice walk from our hotel downtown.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We very much enjoyed our visit inside the State Capitol. The two gentlemen at the entrance (one a policeman and one a guide/helper) could not have been kinder, fun or more helpful. It is well worth a visit and free.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

I have visited approx. 15 state capitols and AL's is still one of the finest for me. It is evocative of the past, regal of it's nature, and placed in a lovely setting with the complex of white facade offices, museum, and nicely remodeled/remodelING Dexter Ave. Oct/Nov are the best months to visit as the temperatures are cooling and the... More 

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