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

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  • The public can enter the Capitol via the West entrance on Capitol Square.
  • The Bank Street entrance, opposite 10th Street, is closed May 2, 2022 – December 31, 2022.
  • The Capitol and Capitol Visitor Center will be open to the general public from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sundays.
  • The Capitol Tour Guides are located in the Rotunda on the 2nd floor of the Capitol.
  • Map of the West Entrance and Group Arrivals

Directions for Tours by Bus

  • Buses, tour groups and other large multiple-passenger vehicles can unload on the eastern-most lane of 9th Street near the Capitol Square vehicular entrance. Individuals who need accessibility accommodations and are arriving via a passenger vehicle can call (804) 389-5338 and arrange for drop-off inside Capitol Square.
  • Due to ongoing construction and limited turning ability, no buses or other large passenger vehicles will be allowed to enter Capitol Square.
  • Buses, tour groups and other large multiple-passenger vehicles can park at the  Department of General Services Office of Fleet Management Services at 2400 W. Leigh St, Richmond, VA 23220.

These measures will remain in place while the The Capitol Visitor Center closes to the public effective May 2, 2022 so that the Virginia Department of General Services can complete waterproofing and tunnel construction projects. During the closure, which is expected through at least December 2022.

Unless directed otherwise, buses will return to pick up their passengers  on the eastern-most lane of 9th Street near the Capitol Square vehicular entrance. Group leaders will need to have direct phone or text communication with their drivers, since buses will not be able to park on or next to Capitol Square.

Traveling I-95 North

By Bus: If traveling north on I-95 take exit 74C (Broad Street). At the fork in the exit ramp bear right (follow “Broad St. East” sign) and enter onto 17th Street heading south. At light turn right onto Broad Street and drive uphill (west) to the light at 14th Street. Turn left at 14th Street and go downhill (south) to the light at Main Street. Turn right onto Main Street and head west to the light at 9th Street. Turn right onto 9th Street and head uphill one block to the first light, at the intersection with Bank Street.

Traveling I-95 South

By Bus: If traveling south on I-95 take exit 74B (Franklin Street). Be careful to slow down when taking this exit because it is a short downhill ramp ending at a traffic light. At the light turn right onto Franklin Street and proceed straight ahead to the light at the intersection with 14th Street. Turn left onto 14th Street and go downhill (south) to the light at Main Street. Turn right onto Main Street and head west to the light at 9th Street. Turn right onto 9th Street and head uphill one block to the first light, at the intersection with Bank Street.

Traveling I-64 West

By Bus: If traveling west on I-64 get into the left lane while crossing a bridge into downtown Richmond and take the left ramp, exit 190, onto I-95 south. After a short distance take exit 74B (Franklin Street). Be careful to slow down when taking this exit because it is a short downhill ramp ending at a traffic light. At the light turn right onto Franklin Street and proceed straight ahead to the light at the intersection with 14th Street. Turn left onto 14th Street and go downhill (south) to the light at Main Street. Turn right onto Main Street and head west to the light at 9th Street. Turn right onto 9th Street and head uphill one block to the first light.

Traveling I-64 East

By Bus: If traveling east on I-64 into downtown Richmond proceed straight ahead on 95 south (AVOID the right exit for I-64 East to Williamsburg) and take exit 74B (Franklin Street). Be careful to slow down when taking this exit because it is a short downhill ramp ending at a traffic light. At the light turn right onto Franklin Street and proceed straight ahead to the light at the intersection with 14th Street. Turn left onto 14th Street and go downhill (south) to the light at Main Street. Turn right onto Main Street and head west to the light at 9th Street. Turn right onto 9th Street and head uphill

Traveling I-195 East (Downtown Expressway)

By Bus: take the 7th/9th street (Rt. 60) exit and stay in the right lane of the exit ramp. Turn left onto 9th Street and proceed north through the intersection with Main Street and uphill.