Public Tours


Photos of State Capitol and Governor's Mansion

The Governor's Mansion
The Georgia Building Authority maintains the Governor's Mansion. Public tours are conducted throughout the year on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Reservations are needed for groups of 10 or more and can be made by calling 404-261-1776. Visit the Mansion Web site for additional information.

The State Capitol
The Georgia Capitol is open to the public Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., and is closed on weekends and holidays. Visit the Georgia Capitol Museum at for additional information.

The Georgia Capitol Museum is a public educational institution housed in the State Capitol building under the administration of the University of Georgia Libraries. The Museum seeks to preserve and interpret the history of the Georgia State Capitol building itself, as well as the events that have taken place within its walls. To carry out this purpose, the Museum collects, maintains, and exhibits significant artifacts, including historic flags and works of art, within the State Capitol.

The Garden Room is conveniently located adjacent to the Talmadge Plaza and provides space for students to eat lunch before or after a Capitol tour, or musical performance. It is available to school groups free of charge on a first come, first served basis. The Garden Room features both tables with chairs and floor space for groups to eat their lunches. During pleasant weather, students may also use the plaza, which contains many picnic tables and benches. The room has a food distribution counter, as well as restrooms. Groups may bring their lunches, or order sack lunches to be delivered to the Garden Room. Contact the Georgia Building Authority at 404-652-1699 for more information.