• Texas State Capitol, Austin - Austin, Texas

      austin capitol
      Photo by Peter Thody
      The Texas Capitol is not only an impressive physical structure in its own right but also commands impressive views from its position at the top of a hill, looking down Congress Avenue towards the Colorado River. The largest of all the state capitols, this majestic 1888 building stands in park-like grounds that are home to numerous historic monuments. Major restoration work in the 1990s returned the interior to its original glory; look out for the life-size marble statues of Stephen F. Austin and Sam Houston.

      If you go:
      Guided tours are available seven days a week; the Capitol Visitors Center offers interactive exhibits.


      1100 Congress Avenue
      Austin, Texas 78701 USA

      Mailing address:
      Texas Capitol Visitors Center
      112 East 11th Street
      P.O. Box 13286
      Austin, TX 78711 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      +1 (512) 305-8400