Constructed between 1884 and 1889, this monumental neoclassical structure with its gilded dome is the perfect expression and symbol for the capitol of the "New South" as Atlanta considered itself to be after the Reconstruction. Along with many state capitols, its design and form follow architectural precedents established by the United States Capitol.
The Georgia State Capitol is open to the public 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and is closed on weekends and holidays. Tour information is available at www.libs.uga.edu/capitolmuseum The Georgia General Assembly is in session beginning the second Monday in January and continues for 40 working days.
The Capitol is located in downtown Atlanta at the intersection of I-20 and I-75/85, near Underground Atlanta, The World of Coca-Cola, and the Five Points and Georgia State MARTA stations.