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1100 Congress Ave Austin, TX 78701
1100 Congress AvenueUSTexasAustin78701
(512) 463-0063tspb.state.tx.us
Historical Landmark, Government OfficeToday 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am – 10:00 pmTuesday 7:00 am – 10:00 pmWednesday 7:00 am – 10:00 pmThursday 7:00 am – 10:00 pmFriday 7:00 am – 10:00 pmSaturday 9:00 am – 8:00 pmSunday 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
The Texas Capitol is an extraordinary example of late 19th century public architecture and is widely recognized as one of the nation's most distinguished state capitols. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1986 for its "significant contribution to American history."
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The 1888 granite & marble structure has a significant rotunda & dome plus House & Senate chambers.- Google
"Take a free guided tour or meander by yourself."
"The rotunda here in Austin is bigger than the one in DC It's a cool place."
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Graham Spell
a month ago
If you love old buildings and history you will enjoy the Capitol. Plan about 45 mins. My wife and I ran in to escape a rain storm! Worth a look, plus just a 73 second walk to the Governor Mansion!
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Lana C
3 months ago
I really enjoyed my self-guided tour, beginning with the beautiful view of the exterior building and grounds. The interior was just as regal with an opportunity to visit several rooms, including the Governor's public reception room and Senate chamber while it was in session. It was fun learning the history of Texas. I also liked the custom Texas Capitol door hinges.
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Nathan Swartz
5 months ago
If you want to learn about Texas, this is the place. Note the six seals in the lobby and ask around as to their meaning, and inquire as to how often the TX legislature meets for interesting stories. You could also ask a local questions about Texas like "Is it true that you can recede from the Union whenever you'd like?" Or "what is the only state allowed to fly its flag higher than the US flag?" for some funny takes on how Texans view themselves.
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Riquet Aouad
a month ago
Great place to take tourists. Last time I was there, there was a peaceful protest going on. People sometimes play ultimate frisbee on the lawn.
Karen Reinsberg
2 months ago
The Texas Capitol building is HUGE!!! It's also a great historic landmark to check out when visiting the city with beautiful grassy grounds that you could picnic on. Tip feel free to stop by whenever and jump onto any tour because it's free. If you have an hour to spare I highly recommend stopping by.
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ANDREW CUMMINGS
3 weeks ago
The Texas State House Is Great Way To Learn About The The Lone Star State And Explore Texas Govrerment Operations And History And See How The Texas State Functions All Here In Austin Texas
Ashley Hamm
a month ago
Not equipped for large events. Security is absolutely horrible. I was allowed to keep pepper spray and a lighter in my purse but my grandmother was unable to bring in her small Texas flag because it had a stick. We needed to go outside and there was such a large crowd we couldn't get out the door. We were then yelled at by security to stay in or go out but to close the door immediately. I will never be back and as soon as I can find someone to complain to that is what I intend to do. Absolutely horrible experience and not family friendly
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Heidi Anhalt
8 months ago
Beautiful building. I recommend joining in on one of their free tours. I have done the tour several times and each time I learn something new. The grounds outside are beautiful as well. Different historical sculptures throughout to look Parking is free for the first two hours and is available in the Capitol Visitors Parking Garage at 1201 San Jacinto located between Trinity and San Jacinto Streets at 12th and 13th streets.