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Georgia State Capitol, Atlanta

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The Georgia State Capitol, in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States, is an architecturally and historically significant building. It has been named a National Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is the main office building of Georgia's government. The offices of the governor, lieutenant governor, and secretary of state are on the second floor, while the General Assembly meets on the third floor from January to April. The fourth floor houses visitors' galleries overlooking the legislative chambers and a museum.HistoryThe capitol site was occupied previously by the first Atlanta City Hall. To encourage the state government to relocate the capital city to rapidly growing and industrialized Atlanta from rural Milledgeville, the city donated the site. The first capitol in Louisville no longer stands, while in Augusta and Savannah the legislature met in makeshift facilties, perhaps causing (or caused by) the alternation of those two cities as capital. The legislature also met at other places, including Macon, especially during and just after the Atlanta Campaign of the American Civil War.
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  • We were given a small map to assist our self guided tour, although there were a number of helpful staff throughout the building. You need identification in order to gain entry, something that we forgo...  more »
  • Lovely building and statues. Staff were pleasant and helpful. Lots of stuff thanking confederate heroes which was not to our taste, but that's a personal opinion and it's all part of the history I gue...  more »
  • AND it is free! We spent an afternoon visiting the building and learned more about Georgia History and products than I thought possible. This is a low-key but good set of exhibits lining the center an...  more »
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  • What a great place to visit! This place is packed with history! A great place to come with your family especially if you have children.
  • Beautiful capitol building with lovely surrounding grounds. Can be tough to park close by, but that is to be expected.
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  • Went to see the new Martin Luther King Jr. statue and it was very nicely done. The artist did a great job.
  • Lovely building downtown. Took a self-guided tour. Staff knowledgeable and helpful.

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