Texas State Capitol

Capitol Building, Historic Site
112 E 11th St (at Congress Ave)
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 463-0063
Monday
7:00am - 10:00pm
Tuesday
7:00am - 10:00pm
Wednesday
7:00am - 10:00pm
Thursday
7:00am - 10:00pm
Friday
7:00am - 10:00pm
Saturday
9:00am - 8:00pm
Sunday
9:00am - 8:00pm

Tips

  • In one of the largest barter transactions in recorded history, the builders of the capitol were paid with over three-million acres of public land in the Texas Panhandle.
  • It's where the politicos are shaking in Texas, well, at least for 90 days every other year. And the dome is 6 ft higher than the U.S. Capitol!
  • Find the statues of the children on the grounds
  • The largest state capitol building in the United States, the Texas Capitol was constructed from 1882-1888. It is built of limestone and pink granite. The granite came from nearby Marble Falls.
  • When the Capitol building was constructed, they were competing with the US Capitol in size. The floor under the dome marks who has owned Texas. Get a tour and walk around with your camera!
  • Guided tours are offered weekdays, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; and Sundays, 12-3:30 p.m.
  • In addition to a perfect picturesque backdrop, the Capitol Grounds offer plenty of lush grass & paths for a picnic or a stroll.
  • Welcome to the Texas State Capitol...Interested in lobbying and promoting student issues? Stand Up and Change Texas the University Democrats at the University of Texas at Austin!
  • Take the free guided tour.
  • This historic building is best photographed at sunset and sunrise, also known as the magic hour.
  • Free tours of the building are available throughout the day, everyday, except for certain holidays. Powered by ParentsConnect.com
  • Stand in the center of the dome and perform an evil laugh! (moo hahaa!)
  • Beautiful building. Loved the tour. A must see.
  • Use your Concealed Handgun License (CHL) to bypass metal detectors and security lines. Governor Perry was the only member of the State Preservation Board to vote nay on airport-style security in 2010.
  • A great place to learn about the history of Texas." Darryl Kotyk
  • George W. Bush was the first governor in Texas history to be elected to two consecutive four-year terms. He was inaugurated here as Texas' 46th Governor in 1995.
  • Did you know: At the time of its construction, the capitol building was billed as "The Seventh Largest Building in the World." You're in a WiMAX hotspot, so hop online and learn more!
  • Not a good place to get free handouts if you're homeless. Trust me.
  • Elle Woods-approved: The Texas State Capitol building in Austin is made from Texas pink granite.
  • Check out the Capitol

Nearby places

1800 Congress Ave (at Martin Luther King Jr Blvd)
525 N Lamar Blvd (btwn W 5th & 6th)