The Women’s Monument – Voices from the Garden

Conceptual rendering of the monument ©EISStudio and 1717 Design Group
Conceptual rendering of the monument ©EISStudio and 1717 Design Group

Voices from the Garden will be the first monument of its kind in the nation recognizing the full range of women’s achievements when a dozen life-sized statues of women find their place on a newly constructed plaza. The addition of these Virginians – representative of the state’s regions, its 400-year history, and the diversity of achievement, ethnicity and thought that has made the Commonwealth what it is today – will complete the story of Virginia told at Capitol Square, and celebrate the importance of women in that history.

Capitol Visitor Guide

Capitol Square

Directions & Parking Information

Visitor Hours

The Capitol building is open to visitors from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sundays. Self-Guided tours are available during operating hours each day our Capitol Visitors Brochure will help you get started. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day.

Guided tours are available from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sundays, with the last tour commencing at 4:00 pm.

Driving Directions

The Virginia State Capitol is located at 1000 Bank Street, Richmond, Virginia 23218.

UPDATE:

The General Assembly’s temporary move to the Pocahontas Building is expected to create a substantial amount of pedestrian traffic between that building and the Capitol Extension entrance on Bank Street. Realizing this, the General Assembly has given control of Bank Street to the Department of General Services and the Division of Capitol Police from until the end while the General Assembly occupies the Pocahontas Building.

Please note there is no public parking on the Capitol Square grounds.

See Driving Directions via Highways and Parking Information

Capitol Tours

Indoor guided tours last about one hour and include two newly restored rooms that were not previously on tour. In addition to the Rotunda, Old House and Old Senate chambers, tour groups usually see one of the 1906 legislative chambers located in the wings (when the General Assembly is not in session).

For more information on arranging guided tours, contact:

Tours are available daily of the underground extension and newly restored Capitol.
Tours are available daily of the underground extension and newly restored Capitol.

Capitol Square Guided Tours

capitoltourguides@house.virginia.gov

Capitol Guided Tours
c/o tour supervisor
Post Office Box 406
Richmond, Virginia 23218

Call our main voice number 804-698-1788 to verify daily tour schedules and make group tour appointments for groups of 10 or more people.

Accessibility

The new underground extension has wheelchair accessible restrooms, ramps and elevators. There is barrier-free access from the new extension to the original 1788 Capitol and the 1906 legislative wings. Please contact us if you have any special needs and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Accessible Parking: Private vehicles with handicap plates are able to park and unload passengers on Bank Street near the new public entrance. There is no public parking on the Capitol Square grounds.

Access to the General Assembly Building

A wheelchair-accessible ramp and door is located at the 9th Street entrance of the building. Please ring the bell located at that door and the Capitol Police will provide entry.