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Alabama State Capitol

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Address: 600 Dexter Ave, Montgomery, AL 36130-3008
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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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It was such an exciting experience to visit this beautiful place of history. To think that I might be standing where someone from long ago history had stood. To think of the many... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2016
Catherine H

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Reviewed 26 July 2016

It was such an exciting experience to visit this beautiful place of history. To think that I might be standing where someone from long ago history had stood. To think of the many things that have happened within those walls...

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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

The grounds are well kept with several statues and memorials. The display of the fifty state flags is nice to see. We walked inside and passed through security to do a free self guided tour with a brochure. The rotunda is impressive. There is a star on the top entry step honoring where Jefferson Davis stood for his swearing in... More 

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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

A very important building , historically, and a beautiful building, architecturally.Very friendly and welcoming staff. But what we craved and what it lacked was a guided tour. We'd visited ( from Scotland) in 2005 and remember a wonderful, informative tour which really brought the building and its history to life. We returned with our 2 boys hoping for much of... More 

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Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

If you like architecture, this is a great stop. The dome is beautiful, and there are several lovely staircases as well. You can do a self guided tour fairly quickly, and there was plenty of meter parking available right out front when we were there.

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Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

The tour guide was excellent (and we were the only tourists). He was a wealth of knowledge and dates and facts. They do formal tours on Saturday at 9,11,1,3. There is a 3 story double curved hand made staircase made by a slave who ultimately became a very successful businessman. The grounds are absolutely gorgeous.

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Nashville, Indiana
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Reviewed 7 July 2016

We didn't go it but stopped here as the end to the Selma to Montgomery Historical Trail. Huge prestige building well kept grounds. I wish we had more time. A trip inside would have been nice.

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Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

It was a great place to drive by and see. I'm sure if my 8 year old were older, we could explore inside but they enjoyed seeing all the white buildings. We'll be back to see more in the future.

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Thank Merle C
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Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

My son just finished studying Alabama History as a 4th grader. I also teach social studies and history. He wanted to stop and see some things he had studies about. Our best opportunity was a one night stop on our way back from the beach. It happened to be a Saturday evening, and we did not arrive in time for... More 

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Reviewed 25 June 2016

Beautiful building looking down on Dexter Avenue. Chilling to be able to stand in the same spot thousands marched to during the Selma to Montgomery march!

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Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the state capital while we were performing in Montgomery. We love heritage and history of the South. What a great experience. Will come back next time

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