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Located in downtown Richmond, Virginia, Capitol Square was established 200 years ago as one of the nation’s first enclosed public spaces. The gem of the Square is its historic State Capitol, designed by Thomas Jefferson, and recognized nationally for its significance as a National Historic Landmark. The Capitol Square Complex encompasses the Square and the adjacent buildings.

Resources for additional information:

Map of the Complex

Use of Capitol Square/Special Event Permitting

Virginia's Capitol Master Plan

Capitol Square Landscape Master Plan

Capitol Square Preservation Council

Capitol Building

Executive Mansion