After almost a month and two additional RV trips, I am finally getting back to the keyboard. We took a self guided tour of the State Capitol building which was the fifth and current capital, which was completed in 1851. Built in the Greek Revival style, it is a very impressive structure.
The capital reflects a long history of change. In 1861 it became the first capital of the Confederacy. Here the provisional constitution of the Confederacy was written. On the main street facing the building the inaugural parade of the Jefferson Davis marched toward the capital building. Its status as the CSA capital was short lived. Some months later, when Virginia seceded from the Union, the capital was moved to Richmond. Fast forward a hundred or so years and the third march from Selma to Montgomery ended at the capitol building and the civil rights movement was in full swing.
It is worth visiting for both its history and its well maintained beauty.