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1100 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens 9:00 AM
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The Texas State Capitol is the capitol building and seat of government of the American state of Texas. Located in downtown Austin, Texas, the structure houses the offices and chambers of the Texas Legislature and of the Governor of Texas.
The pink-granite building is the centerpiece of downtown Austin, perched on a hill at 12th Street and Congress Avenue. Free guided tours are held daily, starting in the South Foyer, but brochures are also available on the first floor for self-guided tours. The Texas Legislature meets every two…
Lots of Texas history, a giant statue of Stephen F. Austin and one of Sam Houston and a huge portrait of Davy Crocket. And that's just in the lobby. Tours start every 15 minutes in the rotunda and they are well worth the effort to get there. (Free)