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The Capitol building is open to visitors seven days a week. Visiting hours vary depending upon the time of year. For the most up-to-date information visit the State Capitol website.

Guided tours are available for walk-in visitors as well as groups with tour appointments. All groups of 10 or more are expected to make tour reservations in advance. Individuals, couples, families and small groups with fewer than 10 people may take guided or self-guided tours during daily operating hours. Visitors enter the Capitol at the Main Entrance at 10th and Bank Streets. 

The Capitol is fully accessible to visitors with special needs. Information desk: (804) 698-1788. Email:

All persons and packages are subject to screening when visiting the State Capitol.

For real-time alerts in case of emergencies in and around Capitol Square, sign up for VSCAN. The account is free.

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Current Capitol Events

Want to take a virtual tour of either the Capitol or the Capitol Square grounds? Check out this link:
Virtual Tour of The Virginia State Capitol

Interested in educational materials for students, teachers or visitors of all ages? This link's for you:
Virginia General Assembly Capitol Classroom

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Directions to Capitol 

Capitol Square Use Regulations

Visitor Information

Executive Order #50

The Virginia General Assembly has relocated all legislative offices to the Pocahontas Building, located at 900 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia, 23219. While the Delegate and Senator offices as well as most legislative staff offices are relocating to the Pocahontas Building, one legislative agency, JLARC, will be relocated to the SunTrust Building. NEW:Construction of a new General Assembly Building can be seen via archives and webcams at its current site, 201 North 9th Street.

9th Street General Assembly construction webcam