Explore & INTERACT with our GEORGIA STATE CAPITOL
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One of the most iconic, and some would argue most important, buildings in Atlanta is Georgia’s State Capitol building. While it now sits dwarfed in comparison to the skyscrapers that surround it in downtown, the work accomplished there on behalf of Georgia’s citizens is vital.
The Georgia State Capitol is an architecturally and historically significant building. The building has been named a National Historic Landmark which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. As the primary office building of Georgia’s government, the capitol houses the offices of the governor, lieutenant governor, and secretary of state on the second floor, chambers in which the General Assembly, consisting of the Georgia State Senate and Georgia House of Representatives, meets annually from January to April. The fourth floor houses visitors’ galleries overlooking the legislative chambers and a museum located near the rotunda in which a statue of Miss Freedom caps the dome.

Atlanta was not Georgia’s first capitol—and this building was not the first meeting house of the legislature in Atlanta.

One of the most iconic, and some would argue most important, buildings in Atlanta is Georgia’s State Capitol building. While it now sits dwarfed in comparison to the skyscrapers that surround it in downtown, the work accomplished there on behalf of Georgia’s citizens is vital.
The Georgia State Capitol is an architecturally and historically significant building. The building has been named a National Historic Landmark which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. As the primary office building of Georgia’s government, the capitol houses the offices of the governor, lieutenant governor, and secretary of state on the second floor, chambers in which the General Assembly, consisting of the Georgia State Senate and Georgia House of Representatives, meets annually from January to April. The fourth floor houses visitors’ galleries overlooking the legislative chambers and a museum located near the rotunda in which a statue of Miss Freedom caps the dome.

Atlanta was not Georgia’s first capitol—and this building was not the first meeting house of the legislature in Atlanta.

What is on top of the Georgia State Capitol?

Miss Freedom, originally named Goddess of Liberty, is the statue adorning the dome of the Georgia State Capitol since 1889. Commissioned in 1888, the hollow copper statue is painted white, weighs over 1600 lbs and is over 26 feet tall. She was sculpted with a torch in her right hand and a sword in her left.

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What is on top of the Georgia State Capitol?

Miss Freedom, originally named Goddess of Liberty, is the statue adorning the dome of the Georgia State Capitol since 1889. Commissioned in 1888, the hollow copper statue is painted white, weighs over 1600 lbs and is over 26 feet tall. She was sculpted with a torch in her right hand and a sword in her left.

This project is a work of the Georgia Center for Civic Engagement and Georgia Humanities.
We have a number of partners who made this possible as well.

This project is a work of the Georgia Center for Civic Engagement and Georgia Humanities.

We have a number of partners who made this possible as well.

Join us for a virtual tour of this beautiful building and leave knowing more about your government!

Join us for a virtual tour of this beautiful building and leave knowing more about your government!

There are no rules of architecture

Kenneth Diaz

One of the most recognizable features of the Atlanta skyline is Georgia’s gold-domed state capitol, located several blocks southeast of the center of downtown. Although dwarfed by nearby skyscrapers, the dome glistens from the same hill that supported the first state capitol building in Atlanta.

One of the most recognizable features of the Atlanta skyline is Georgia’s gold-domed state capitol, located several blocks southeast of the center of downtown. Although dwarfed by nearby skyscrapers, the dome glistens from the same hill that supported the first state capitol building in Atlanta.

If you are an educator and would like to have access to items that support 8th Grade Georgia Standards of Excellence (Government), then please email us at education@georgiacivics.org.

If you are an educator and would like to have access to items that support 8th Grade Georgia Standards of Excellence (Government), then please email us at
education@georgiacivics.org.

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