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Georgia State Capitol, Atlanta

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Government Building Tourist Spot
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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Most of Atlanta's top hotels cluster in a downtown area with an easy-to-remember name--the Hotel District. The city's political and commercial hub, this area offers quick walking access to most major attractions. Another good area for boutique hotels and rental apartments is the ever-expanding Midtown, with proximity to most of Atlanta's big-name museums and theaters. If you're looking to save some money on accommodations, explore options in the more economical chain hotels outside downtown; from there, you can take the city's public transport to centrally located attractions and activities.
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  • Fascinating history. A microcosm of the South. You see per-Revolutionary War, Civil War and then the present. Beautifully done. Friendly staff. Impressive architecture. A must see for history and poli...  more »
  • Beautiful building with its impressive dome and stone construction. Easy walk from downtown hotels and well worth the visit.  more »
  • My wife and I visited the Georgia Capitol Building on a quiet Friday morning, until the groups of school children arrived. We enjoyed our self guided walking tour of the inside of the Capitol and bega...  more »
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  • I loved my experience here. Incorporating my non profit was so easy. Davincia was a sweetheart 😘
  • Peace to you. Lovely architecture, open and friendly staff, and lots of cool GA history. Both congressiobal houses can be viewed during regular hours, and you get to sign the governor's guestbook
  • Awesome visit really enjoyed saw a lot interesting portraits of different famous people Martin Luther King Jr. For one
  • Stars are for the historical value of a field trip - vital that young people understand the role of the building and its inhabitants...
  • So disappointing... 😞 I haven't been inside the Capitol building in yrs, wanted my granddaughter to see the museum, it's "not there" anymore, only parts of it remain, and it was not as interesting as when I was a child.