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Were happy to announce our new video, The Texas Capitol: Building for the Ages.
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1100 Congress Ave Austin, TX 78701
1100 Congress AvenueUSTexasAustin78701
(512) 463-0063tspb.state.tx.us
Historical Landmark, Government Office
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
"Beautiful building with rich history."
"Take a free guided tour or meander by yourself."
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Karen Reinsberg
a week 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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Nathan Swartz
3 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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Gina Joseph
2 months ago
Defiantly worth a visit. Only state which teaches Texas history as two years required in school before college and offered as a college course. Only state allowed to be annexed and our Capitol is larger than the one in D.C. As they only one allowed as well. Full of rich history and so beautiful a visit day or night.
Paulette Lopez
a month ago
It was amazing, to walk the hallways where many great decisions and arguments are constantly debated.
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Lana C
4 weeks 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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Heidi Anhalt
6 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.
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Trent Williams
6 months ago
Don't overlook the sculptures on the surrounding lawns! And you just have to go into some of the Legislator's office - a lot of beautiful history in there. The building itself is grand, but the extras make it that much more of an attraction.
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Katie Straight
2 months ago
I will forever and always love our Capitol. Rich in history and a long standing symbol of Texas's beauty.