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Chambers' Status

House of Delegates:
House adjourned at 1:48 p.m. to meet pursuant to HJR 7001 (8/30/18)

Senate of Virginia:
The Senate adjourned at 1:33 p.m. (8/30/18)

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Who's My Legislator? Service

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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2018 Civics Summit

Registration for the 2018 Civics Summit

Registration for the 2018 Civics Summit is now open.

The summit will be held at Richmond's First Baptist Church, Richmond, VA.

If you need additional information about the Civics Summit, please contact Chad Starzer, Committee Operations, Office of the Clerk of the Senate of Virginia, by e-mail at or by telephone at (804) 698-7450; or Christonya Brown, history and social science coordinator, Office of Humanities and Early Childhood, by e-mail at or by telephone at (804) 225-2893. We look forward to seeing you at the 2018 Civics Summit!

Civics Summit Agenda

November 14, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Richmond's First Baptist Church
2709 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220

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.

"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 operational in Pocahontas Building
    New joint committee rooms operational in Pocahontas Building
  • The General Assembly Building is now closed to the public for a demolition and construction.

    The General Assembly Building is now closed to the public for a demolition and construction.

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