Washington State Capitol Campus, Olympia

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The Washington State Capitol or Legislative Building in Olympia is the home of the government of the state of Washington. It contains chambers for the Washington State Legislature and offices for the governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state and treasurer and is part of a campus consisting of several buildings. Buildings for the Washington Supreme Court, executive agencies and the Washington Governor's Mansion are part of the capitol campus.History of the State CapitolAfter Olympia became capital city of the Washington Territory in 1853, the city's founder, Edmund Sylvester, gave the legislature 12acres of land upon which to build the capitol, located on a hill overlooking what is now known as Capitol Lake. A two-story wood-frame building was constructed on the site, where the legislature met starting in 1854. When President Benjamin Harrison approved Washington's state constitution in 1889, he donated 132000acres of federal lands to the state with the stipulation that income from the lands was to be used solely for construction of the state capitol.
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  • September 25, 2017
    Having been in many capital cities I found this one to be very nice. The grounds have plenty of Green space.. things are laid out nicely. The capital building is surrounded​ by many state buildings. A...  more »
  • September 23, 2017
    We took the free approximately 1 hour tour of the Capitol Building in Olympia, the seat of the Washington State legislature. It contains the largest single collection of Tiffany & Co. light fixtures s...  more »
  • September 20, 2017
    The Capitol building with its guided tour is one of five buildings in the complex. It is one of the most beautiful capitol buildings I have visited in my quest to visit each state capitol. Lauri, the ...  more »
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  • July 3, 2017
    Wonderful historical building. Lots of info on Washington state. Very well managed, maintained. Leave at least 1-2 hours.
  • May 7, 2017
    This stunning historical interior can easily be called 'The Marble Washington Capitol.' Imported from France, Belgium and Alaska, in a variety of colors, marbel adorns almost every inch of the interior. An impressive, original Tiffany chandelier welcomes you as you enter. This building is a must to see when visiting Olympia.
  • May 27, 2017
    My mom and I made a stop here a couple of years ago and took a couple of tours there, since the first time, we didn't put enough change, so we went a second time. The capitol building is very interesting to look at and it's very educational for the students, as well as the adults. Definitely recommended to check out when you are in Olympia.
  • April 9, 2017
    I would love to visit this place again. So impressive! Beautiful campus. Friendly people. The tour is interesting and short. We visited on Friday. The parking was not free. We parked at the visitor parking next to information center. Visit the information center. There are tons of brochures about Washington and Oregon and nice gentleman will guide you through all that. And there is WC too ))
  • July 4, 2017
    Cool historic place. Lots to see and explore!

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