|Texas Austin | State Capitol Complex|
Sitting on two and a quarter acres land, Texas State Capitol was first designed in 1881 by Elijah E. Meyers - an architect who was later taken over by a civil engineer - Lindsay Walker (1882-1888). Originally, the building was planned to be erected entirely using limestone but the high iron content in limestone which would discolor over time had changed the material to pink granite instead. This iconic building has an
approximately 400 rooms and more than 900 windows.
Check out some recognitions and interesting facts of Texas State Capitol building:
If you wish to visit the State Capitol, plan your tour so that it would not be coincided with any events (at UT or nearby vicinity) to enjoy the free parking at visitor's car park for the first 2 hours. Otherwise, the whole day parking rate could range between $7-$10.
Do not miss the free guided tours in the building. It is offered on Mon - Fri from 8:30am - 4:30pm, Sat from 9:30am - 3:30pm and Sun from noon to 3:30pm.
112 East 11th Street
Austin TX 78701
Phone: (512) 305-8408
The Capitol building is open:
Monday-Friday: 7:00 am - 10:00 pm; Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
The Capitol Visitors Center is open:
Monday- Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm; Sunday: Noon - 5:00 pm
|Last Updated on Monday, 04 January 2010 15:28|
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