Georgia State Capitol
Georgia State Capitol

Georgia State Capitol

Free admission
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Capital Square SW, South Downtown, Atlanta, Georgia, 30334

The basics

Georgia State Capital is a common feature on Atlanta sightseeing tours, or tours focusing on Atlanta’s civil rights and Black History—these typically also cover the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, World of Coca-Cola, and Sweet Auburn. Both Capitol and the museum are free to enter. Free guided tours are available for groups of 5-30 people but must be organized in advance. Smaller groups can take self-guided tours or use a downloadable app.

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Things to know before you go

  • Public parking is available in several lots surrounding the Capitol
  • The building’s entrance is located on Mitchell Street
  • You need to pass through a metal detector to enter
  • Sign language services are available for guided tours
  • Wheelchairs and scooters are available on a first-come, first-served basis
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How to get there

The building lies in Capitol Square, a small public space straddling Liberty Plaza and Georgia Plaza Park in south downtown Atlanta. It’s less than one block from the Georgia State MARTA subway station onth e Blue/Green Line. Walking from downtown on Pryor and Mitchell streets takes about 15 minutes.

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Trip ideas

When to get there

The Capitol and museum are open Monday through Friday from morning until late afternoon, and close on federal and Georgia state holidays. Free interpretive tours for large groups are held mostly during mornings between mid-morning and lunchtime—visit in the early morning or after 1pm to avoid them.

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What’s at the Georgia State Capitol Museum?

The Georgia State Capitol Museum holds historical collections and exhibits inside the Capitol building. After exploring the Capitol, where the State Legislature sits and governs, consider visiting the museum on the fourth floor. There, you’ll find artworks and historical artifacts related to the Georgia Capitol and state history, from replica models of the Miss Freedom statue to historic and military flags from different periods of American history.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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