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Alabama State Capitol

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Address: 600 Dexter Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36104
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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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The capital is open to the public for free. I had a tour guide who had been at the capital for historical events in the early 60s for civil rights. It was great to hear about... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Montgomery, Alabama

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Montgomery, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The capital is open to the public for free. I had a tour guide who had been at the capital for historical events in the early 60s for civil rights. It was great to hear about the events from someone who was there! It has a great gift shop too. Just a beautiful building!

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Sallisaw, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can take a tour or do a self-guided tour via a brochure. The docent is extremely helpful. The Capitol is great for photos inside and out. Nice museum gift shop. We wandered into the State Auditors office and met Anita, a retired teacher and a great person.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

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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Thank Bernardo F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

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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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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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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