Virginia State Capitol

Take a tour of Virginia’s State Capitol building! Groups can tour with a guide or go on a self-guided tour of the Monumental Classical style building during which they will see the Old Hall of the House of Delegates, the Old Senate Chamber, Capitol Square, the Bell Tower, and much more. Groups will also see the statues and sculptures on the property such as the Washington Equestrian Monument, the Edgar Allan Poe bust, the Civil Rights Memorial, and the bronze “Stonewall” Jackson figure.
 
Contact Info 
Address: 1000 Bank St., Richmond, VA 23219. City of Richmond. Tel: 804-698-1788. Email: capitoltourguides@house.virginia.gov. Website: www.virginiacapitol.gov/visitors.php. Hrs: Mon.-Sat. 8AM-5PM, Sun. 1PM-5PM.  
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Cost: Free.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies. 
 
 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue