A field trip to the Texas Capitol Complex provides a unique experience for students of all ages. Students can experience FREE grade specific tours and activities at the Capitol, Capitol Visitors Center, Capitol Grounds, and the Governor's Mansion. Please call - 512.305.8402 to discuss options based on your time restraints and available openings. Call as soon as possible as tour times fill quickly, particularly for the spring.

Available Experiences


Discover the Texas Capitol on a tour that features architecture, Texas history, and the legislative process.

Capitol Visitors Center

Experience the Texas Capitol Visitors Center through interactive exhibits and films.


Explore the Capitol Grounds with a self-guided scavenger hunt and enjoy a picnic.

Grounds Quest - Elementary Grounds Quest - Middle & High School

Gift Shop

Shop in the Capitol Gift Shop and receive free educational merchandise for your school.

Gift Shop - Educator Rewards Program

Code of Conduct

All groups visiting the Capitol are expected to follow appropriate guidelines. Please review the Code of Conduct PDF with your entire group.

Code of Conduct

Boxed Lunches

Groups may picnic on the Capitol Grounds. Note there is no covered area in case of inclement weather. The Capitol Grill offers pre-ordered boxed lunches for groups.

Capitol Grill Boxed Lunch Order Forms

Bus Parking

Please share the parking and directions PDF with your bus driver. Capitol Buses drop off at 1200 Brazos Street.

school group in the Capitol rotunda
tour bus drop off