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Austin Traditions: Texas State Capital

Austin Traditions: Texas State Capital


One of the most iconic buildings in the state, and a crown jewel in every Texans’ heart, is the Texas State Capital.

Completed in 1888, the Capital was named the 7th largest building in the world at that time. Spanning 2.25 acres of land in the heart of Austin, the iconic building has nearly 400 rooms and over 900 windows. (And of course, don’t forget to look for the Goddess of Liberty situated on the very top of the rotunda.)

Recognized as a National Historic Landmark in 1986, the Capital is fully functioning- it houses the chambers and offices of the Texas Legislature, as well as the Governor. An array of monuments and statues are also featured throughout the grounds of the Capital which spans 22 acres total.

Lucky for us, you can take a tour on a whim! Guided tours, group tours, specialty tours, and self-guided tours are available. Check ’em out here!

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