Virginia State Capitol Richmond, VA

Designed by Thomas Jefferson and noted French architect Louis Clerisseau, this Greek Revival building served as the State Capitol for 70 years until Virginia seceded from the Union. From July 1861 to April 1865, the Confederate Congress met here. With Virginia's return to the Union the building reverted to its original function.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
266325
Names
Virginia State Capitol
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Timeline

19 Dec 1960
Virginia State Capitol designated a National Historic Landmark
15 Oct 1966
Virginia State Capitol added to National Register of Historic Places