The Museum is one of 43 national historic sites in the state and was built on the site of the former Atlanta/Fulton County courthouse (1854-1884). Located in the neoclassical Georgia State Capitol building, the museum boasts exhibits on history, art, and flags. The Georgia Capitol Museum has been a source of inspiration for over 130 years. Over the years, the Capitol has played a central role in Georgia's policy and legislation, and has been the site of many notable events in the state's history. Today, the Capitol is a culturally, economically, and socially significant building, serving as the symbolic cornerstone of Georgia's politics. The building was reconstructed using over 500,000 bricks rescued from the City Hall, Georgia stone for the interior, and local pine. Visitors can take interpretive tours to learn about Georgia's history and the Capitol. The Museum provides tourists with the opportunity to explore Georgia's most important government building up close and personal.
Atlanta City Hall
State House of Representatives & Committee Meeting Rooms
We like to visit the capitols because they represent the center of the state. The exteriors are beautiful had several beautiful statues. The reception by the states troopers was great. They took a lot of time to explain their job and the building to visit. A great exhibition on the political life of Georgia is presented on the fourth floor, very interesting.
There is so much to see onside the capitol. It's a beautiful, clean building and the upper floors have great historical displays. If you can get in the upper chambers of the house and senate, make the effort.
Interesting exhibits about the state of Georgia. Unfortunately, a number of exhibits were not in the showcases at the time.
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