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State House

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State House

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Augusta Scavenger Hunt: America’s Dearest Capital
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PRSRJS wrote a review Aug 2019
Potomac, Maryland828 contributions123 helpful votes
The building was closed when we arrived so we were only able to view the building from the outside. It has a large dome, which may have been made of copper.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Dan A wrote a review May 2019
Alpharetta, Georgia835 contributions127 helpful votes
Road trip! Our 24th State Capitol. We arrived at 8:15 to walk around a few minutes before the first tour at 9:00. When got back to the tour desk a few minutes before 9:00 the tour person very rudely told us that she didn’t have room for us because she had a bunch of school children there and all of the tours were full. We asked if we could tag along with one of the school groups (as we have done in a few other Capitols) and again she very rudely told us no. Turns out other Capitol employees already knew that this woman is less than polite to Capitol visitors based on their comments to us and even apologized for her behavior. Be prepared! Be sure to visit the tunnel between the Capitol and their office building to see the wildlife exhibits.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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SonjaFraser wrote a review Nov 2018
Hallowell, Maine29 contributions5 helpful votes
Spent a day watching our legislators hard at work. Fascinating to watch the dynamics of the goings on as our leadership helps to shape the lives of the citizens of our state. Very inspiring day for the kids.
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Date of experience: April 2018
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edieann wrote a review Jun 2018
Denver, Colorado902 contributions208 helpful votes
First a couple tips for your visit here: 1) the entrance is at the back of the Capitol building not up the front stairs 2) tours are on the hour 9-12 but if you miss that you may be able to arrange a shorter tour if the on the hour tour didn't take place. We did this and the guide was sooo accommodating and informative, knowledgeable, personable and funny. Very interesting to hear about how the state government functions. Quite different from many other states. It's the only state that has always had Native American Tribal representatives. All committees have representatives from the Senate as well as the House. When a vote is cast in the Senate or House you cannot leave until you have voted. And when you vote you have two choices: yes or no. There is no abstaining! Afterwards went to the gift shop for a Christmas ornament souvenir of our visit. The woman who runs the gift shop was one of the nicest people at a cash register that we have ever met. Lastly, at this my 20th capitol building visit, I learned that there is a souvenir passport book that gets stamped for each capitol you visit. The great news is that in the back of the book is an address where you can request stamps for the capitols you have visited but didn't get stamps for. Unlike the National Park Service these passports are not displayed which is very similar to the Presidential library passport (as an FYI) Worth the visit just for how lovely everyone is👍
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Date of experience: June 2018
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Ken E wrote a review Jun 2018
Augusta, Maine11 contributions4 helpful votes
As a constituent I've been in the State House numerous times. It's a fine building and for visitors, a remarkable opportunity to see this state's convening of constituents and neighbors taking on the really massive challenge of representation. The building complex is inviting as well as historic. The grounds leading down to the river are a manageable adventure especially in the summer. Exploring the halls filled with flags and offices of state leaders is a wonderful memory for kids as well as adults. Even the food service is welcoming and unpretentious. As much as media glimpses of government are discouraging, personal explorations of this State House has been inspiring.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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