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House adjourned sine die at 4:23 p.m. (4/18/18)

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The Senate has reconvened. (4/18/18)

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Need to contact your legislators? The Who's My Legislator? service is an online tool where the public at-large can determine what legislators represent them. Users can enter their home address or use map based navigation to see their Virginia House and Senate representatives, as well as those in the U.S. House and Senate.

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General Assembly Building Relocation

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.

2018 Usage Guidelines for the Capitol Campus

The Virginia Capitol, one of the most historic structures in the Western Hemisphere, every year welcomes thousands of Virginia citizens and visitors from around the country and throughout the world. The Virginia Capitol is unique among historic sites because it also is a working government building. It is important to respect and safeguard the historic nature of the Capitol as well as preserve the public’s access to their government without impeding the day-to-day operations of state government and the conduct of the people’s business.

In accordance with local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations, interim rules regarding the Capitol and the House and Senate galleries have been established jointly by the Clerk of the House and the Clerk of the Senate at the direction of the General Assembly’s Committee on Joint Rules.

Groups interested in holding an event on Capitol Square will need a permit. Please see the Commonwealth of Virginia's Division of Engineering and Buildings (DEB) webpage.

House and Senate Live Video of 2018 Sessions

The Virginia House of Delegates and the Senate of Virginia offer live streaming video of the 2018 Legislative Sessions, when each body convenes for session. The adjourn and convene times are tweeted at the @vahouse and @vasenate twitter accounts.

Monument to the Achievements of the Women of Virginia to be Installed on Virginia's Capitol Square

Conceptual rendering of the monument ©EISStudio and 1717 Design Group

RICHMOND – 3/28/13 The Women of Virginia Commemorative Commission announced the selection of the winning design for the Women's Monument to be placed on the grounds of Virginia's Capitol Square in Richmond. Thought to be the first of its kind in the nation, the Monument will commemorate the collective contributions of the women of Virginia throughout the past 400 years of its storied history. Prominently placed and respectfully integrated into the historic Capitol landscape, the Monument's oval-garden design includes elements of sculpture and landscaping that will provide visitors an interactive and educational experience. Out of 34 designs submitted from around the world, the Commission unanimously selected the winning design by StudioEIS of Brooklyn, New York and The 1717 Design Group, Inc. of Richmond, Virginia. Today’s decision was announced in conjunction with the Library of Virginia's annual Virginia Women in History awards celebration.

Legacy of Virginia Indians honored on Capitol Square

3d model of the "Mantle" monument ©Alan Michelson

RICHMOND – 10/25/12 Citizens of Virginia are one step closer to having a permanent monument on historical Capitol Square, celebrating the legacy of the Commonwealth’s Indian tribes. Last Wednesday evening the Virginia Indian Commemorative Commission approved by acclamation the final design to commemorate the many contributions of the Virginia Indians.

The consensus proposal, titled Mantle, consists of spiral elements, a winding footpath, a wall that doubles as a bench for seating, native plant species indigenous to Virginia, and at the center a reflecting pool containing the names of Virginia’s Indian tribes. Alan Michelson, a Mohawk member of Six Nations of the Grand River, is an award winning artist, living in New York City. “(Mantle) requires the visitor to neither look up nor look down, but invites one to enter—from the east—and participate in it. It is not conceived as a static monument to be venerated but an active one to be experienced by moving off the everyday grid and into the American Indian circle.”

Images of the model may be found on the Commission's Facebook page.

"Keepers of the Flame" film

Capitol visitors can learn more about Virginia’s central role in American history, thanks to a new film, Keepers of the Flame, produced by the Virginia Capitol Foundation with assistance from actor, filmmaker, and Virginia native Tim Reid.

The film features compelling stories of individuals who have made an impact on Virginia history – from well-known figures like Thomas Jefferson and George Washington to High School Student Barbara Johns who proved that everyone can make a difference. This film, coupled with the Capitol’s ongoing educational programs and exhibits, tells the story of Virginia’s representative government and celebrates the Commonwealth’s central role in American history with a goal of inspiring viewers to appreciate and become involved with public service.

Download the Keepers of the Flame Activity Book here.
Activity Book Download

The film is available available within the Virginia General Assembly Website.

See more information about visting the Capitol in person or receive help with scheduling a group visit, by calling (804) 698-1788 to verify daily tour schedules and make group tour appointments for groups of 10 or more.

A new "Keepers of the Flame" Activity Book is now available for download. The film and Student Activity Book correlate with the 2008 History and Social Science Standards of Learning for Virginia Studies. The activity book was created by Tanya Siwik, a Fairfax County Public Schools teacher, in collaboration withBetsy Barton, Specialist for History and Social Science for the Commonwealth of Virginia's Department of Education.

Related Content / FAQs Tips

Q:Where is the Virginia State Capitol?
A:The Capitol is located in Richmond, VA, near the Broad Street exit off of I-95. The physical address is 1000 Bank Street Richmond, VA 23219. For specific directions, please call (804) 698-1788 or see our visitor information for details.
Q:Is the Capitol accessible for visitors with special needs?
A:The Capitol and GAB are both ADA compliant. See more about accessibility.
Q:How can I tell if the House or Senate are in Session?
A:The "Current Chamber Status" of the House and Senate can be viewed from this helpful link, as well as by the video streams for the House and Senate.
Q:Is there a listing of legislative session dates and times?
A:A session calendar of legislative deadlines, dates, and times along with the corresponding procedural resolution is available at our Session Schedules page.
Q:How do I contact my legislator?
A:You can find out who your legislators are by using our "Who's My Legislator?" service. Tips on communicating with your legislators are available.
Q:How do I research an issue or piece of legislation that is important to me?
A:There are several ways to track a bill. Our Citizen Involvement page also contains a broad overview of the different ways citizens can participate in the legislative process.
Q:Where are Senate of Virginia and Virginia House of Delegates member offices?
A:We offer Capitol office listings for Senate and House members. These offices are used almost exclusively during the legislative session, while each member usually maintains a local office in the district closer to their constituents.
Q:I live far away from the Capitol. How can I learn more about the historic building and campus without visiting?
A:Visit us virtually, with our Virginia State Capitol virtual tours website.
Q:Does this website offer Civics Education materials for students and/or adults?
A:Yes, we have educational staff along with sites to inform and encourage learning about the legislative process, the Capitol building, and Civics Education in general. Please visit our Capitol Classroom section for more information.
Q:Where is the help section on this website?
A:The help section of our website offers, live help, contact listings, and more.

General Assembly Building Move News

New Location, Directions & More

  • See the General Assembly Building Remodel Webcams

    NEW: See the General Assembly Building REMODEL WEBCAMS - A historic archive project

  • Legislature Moves Forward with Design of New General Assembly Building.

    Legislature Moves Forward with Design of New General Assembly Building - Read the Press Release.

  • The temporary General Assembly Building at 900 N. 9th Street in Richmond, VA

    Where is the new, temporary General Assembly Building? New Location and Directions

  • The temporary General Assembly Building at 900 N. 9th Street in Richmond, VA

    View and download the new Pocahontas Building Floor Directory.

  • New joint committee rooms taking shape in Pocahontas Building
    New joint committee rooms taking shape in Pocahontas Building
  • The temporary General Assembly Building at 900 Main Street in Richmond, VA

    The General Assembly Building will be closed to the public by the end of June, 2017.

  • Committee room daises moving to the Pocahontas Building
    Committee room daises moving to the Pocahontas Building

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