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Georgia State Capitol, Atlanta

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3.7/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web
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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  • see this building to take a panoramic picture is worth much, the place is beautiful and very charming
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  • Great historical place with interesting texts in the signs around the building: most of them are from a century ago and they provide a different view from today´s version of History. Free and interest...  read more »
  • On a visit to the chapter I enjoyed, but it was a bit disappointing for me compared to the front of the Capitol in Austin, where I was before. But otherwise it is pretty much an exposition on the history of Atlanta and the State of Georgia.
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  • It is a beautiful building. It is a shame it is wasted on politics and politicians. Seems like we should reserve this building for school children and put the politicians in their schools for some very needful education. Seems like a much better use of the space. :-)
  • "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum an villainy." After all, it is a legislature. That said, it's publicly accessible. No appointment needed. Just bring a photo ID. There's a museum on the top floor. Parking nearby is expensive, but not bad for downtown Atlanta. Staff are friendly. Legislators are superfluous.
  • Went on a self-guided tour. It was recommended to begin on the fourth floor and work our way down. The hallways are filled with glass cases showing aspects of Georgia's past, growth, government, and state features. There is a smaller version of Lady Freedom within the building if your camera can't get a good shot of her at the top of the golden dome.
  • One of the youngest state capitols of America its build in 1889 after the Civil War and the Reconstruction Era.
  • If you like the political process and enjoy historical things, you will enjoy going here. It does have historical displays located in many places. The architecture is beautiful as well.
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