Fodor's Expert Review Georgia State Capitol

Downtown Government Building

The capitol, a Renaissance-style edifice, was dedicated on July 4, 1889. The gold leaf on its dome was mined in nearby Dahlonega. Inside, the Georgia Capitol Museum houses exhibits on its history. On the grounds, state historical markers commemorate the 1864 Battle of Atlanta, which destroyed nearly the entire city. Statues memorialize a 19th-century Georgia governor and his wife (Joseph and Elizabeth Brown), a Confederate general (John B. Gordon), and a former senator (Richard B. Russell). Former governor and president Jimmy Carter is depicted with his sleeves rolled up, a man at work. Visit the website for tour information and group reservations.

Government Building Free

Quick Facts

206 Washington St. SW
Atlanta, Georgia  30334, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Museum weekdays 8–5; guided tours Jan.–Mar., weekdays at 10, 10:30, 11, and 11:30; Apr.–Dec., weekdays at 9:30, 10:30, and 11:30, Closed weekends and state holidays

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