About the State Capitol
As the Capitol City of Texas, Austin is home to the Texas State Capitol Building, which promotes Austin’s glorious history. Seated at the top of Congress Avenue, the Capitol Building beckons visitors to stop by for free tours. This is a must see attraction while in Austin, and if you prefer an unguided tour, visitors are free to stroll through the Capitol Building during designated tour hours. However, guided tours generally last about 30 minutes. Don’t miss out on documenting Texas history! All visitors are encouraged to bring their cameras, as photography is allowed in the Capitol Building. Then, rest and enjoy the view from the Hill in the Capitol Buildings tranquil courtyard. To plan your tour, visit http://www.tspb.state.tx.us/plan/tours/tours.html.