Housed in the historic General Land Office Building (built 1856-1857), the Capitol Visitors Center provides an informative and fun orientation to the Capitol Complex. The Visitors Center features interactive exhibits and films about Capitol and Texas history. Have you ever wanted to view the top of the Capitol? See secret places of the Capitol in the movie Beyond the Dome. How did they place the Goddess of Liberty on top of the Capitol? Access a video on the interactive computer timeline. How did Texas pay soldiers during the Texas Revolution? Select the identity of a soldier and draw a map of their land. Who was O. Henry? Listen to the famed writer’s stories about the old Land Office.
The Visitors Center also provides free Texas travel information and a Gift Shop that carries an outstanding selection of Texas-themed gifts, books and collectables. The Capitol Visitors Center is located on the southeast corner of the Capitol grounds (intersection of Brazos and 11th Street). Public Parking is available in the Visitors Parking Garage located at 12th and San Jacinto Streets. The first two hours of parking are free.
112 East 11th Street (map)
Monday - Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm <br> Sunday Noon - 5:00 pm