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Want to visit Virginia's State Capitol?

Virginia is home to the oldest legislative body in the Western Hemisphere (400 years) and with that comes some incredible history worth exploring. Whether you want a tour of the Capitol Building, the Virginia Supreme Court, or the Governor's Mansion, our office can help you schedule your trip to Richmond, VA!

To request a tour, please fill out the form below with your full name, contact information, the desired date and time of the tour, the number of people in your party, and any relevant organizations involved.

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Parking

The Virginia State Capitol is located at 1000 Bank Street, Richmond, Virginia 23218. Parking is available in several surface and deck lots in the blocks surrounding the Capitol. If you have any questions about parking lots in the capitol vicinity, please call the Capitol Tour Desk at (804) 698-1788 or email the Tour Desk at capitoltourguides@house.virginia.gov

Private vehicles with handicap tags are able to park and unload passengers on Bank Street between 9th and 10th streets, near the new public entrance. There is no public parking on the Capitol Square grounds.

Buses that drop off school and other groups at the Capitol extension on Bank Street to visit the Capitol can unload inside the pedestrian plaza, then park at the Department of General Services Office of Fleet Management Services at 2400 W. Leigh St, Richmond, VA 23220.

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Security

Individuals visiting the Capitol and Pocahontas Building will be asked to pass through metal detectors and all personal belongings will be searched. Due to the security measures currently in place, it is advisable to leave all non-essential personal items in your vehicle.

Virginia General Assembly Weapons Policy

Capitol Police, in collaboration with the State Fire Marshal, enforce the occupancy loads for the Pocahontas and Capitol Buildings and have a process for tracking these numbers in real-time. If capacity is reached, access will be temporarily halted until numbers decrease.

The maximum capacity for the Capitol Building is 1,958 and the Pocahontas Building is 5,697. While the General Assembly is in Session, the Pocahontas Building remains open to accommodate the public. The Capitol building also remains open to accommodate the public during Session.

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