The Missouri State Capitol is the building that houses the Missouri General Assembly and executive branch of the government of the U.S. state of Missouri. Located in Jefferson City at 201 West Capitol Avenue, it is the third capitol in the city after the other two were demolished when they were damaged in fires. The domed building, designed by the New York City architectural firm of Tracy and Swartwout, was completed in 1917.Make Missouri State Capitol a part of your Jefferson City vacation plans using our Jefferson City journey maker tool.
The Capitol's dome, which rises 238 feet (73 m) above ground level and topped by a bronze statue of Ceres, the Roman goddess of agriculture, rises above the bluffs of the Missouri River and is the first view of Jefferson City for travelers arriving from the north. In addition to the state Senate and House of Representatives, the Capitol also contains offices for the governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state treasurer, state auditor, and some administrative agencies.
It is individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places and a contributing property in the Missouri State Capitol Historic District.
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A visit to the State Capitol is worth the visit. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and was able to answer all questions. We saw the senate and house chambers, an artistic room, the Missouri...
A visit to the State Capitol is worth the visit. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and was able to answer all questions. We saw the senate and house chambers, an artistic room, the Missouri... more »
Beautiful old and prestigious building with lots of hallways and stairwells to explore. The rotunda and central hall are nicely painted. Nice experience and good view from the library.
Beautiful old and prestigious building with lots of hallways and stairwells to explore. The rotunda and central hall are nicely painted. Nice experience and good view from the library. more »
The Missouri State Capitol is easily accessed via a carriage entranceway on the weekends. Upon entering you will be required to go through security which is rather simple. On this Saturday the building was nearly empty. We walked around the common areas and took numerous photographs. The building is nice inside however due to lighting it has a dark feeling.
This is a beautiful capitol building. It is definitely worth taking the tours and viewing all the different art illusions. If you can, go to the Whispering Gallery and up to the very top of the Capitol, where they allow you to go outside. It is also interesting to sit in when the House is in session.
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