Here are some suggestions to assist you in planning your visit to the Texas Capitol Complex. If you have a student group please visit our field trips page to see suggested activities.


Row 1 of 5. Image of visitors taking photos in the Capitol Rotunda.


Explore the Capitol and the Capitol Grounds through self-guided brochures. You can also look for signage throughout the Capitol to access our mobile tour. Explore the pages of this website such as the Capitol Significant Spaces Gallery or listen to the five minute Capitol Audio Tour.

Row 2. Image of visitors in the CVC Exhibits area.


Orient yourself to the Capitol Complex through exhibits, film, and information at the Visitors Center. Participate in a free guided tour of the Capitol. Discover the natural beauty of the Capitol Grounds. Buy a souvenir at the Gift Shop in the Capitol Extension or the Visitors Center.

Row 3. Inside the Capitol Grill


Experience the Visitors Center, Capitol tour, and Grounds before journeying three blocks to the Bullock Museum. The Museum tells the unfolding story of Texas through dynamic exhibits and films. As you work up an appetite, eat at either the Capitol Grill or the Museum Café.

Row 4. Image of visitors on the Governor's Mansion tour.


Immerse yourself in the story of Texas through the exhibits at the Bullock Museum and take in an IMAX® or 4-D film . After enjoying lunch at the Museum Café, participate in a tour of the Capitol. Explore the Grounds and Visitors Center. Experience a tour of the Governor's Mansion, home to every Texas Governor since 1856. But plan ahead - the Mansion schedules vary and reservations must be made at least one week in advance. Take a short drive to the Texas State Cemetery and view the final resting place of legendary Texans including Stephen F. Austin and Barbara Jordan. Remember your visit by purchasing a souvenir at the Gift Shop located at the Museum, Capitol or Visitors Center.


Row 5 with 4 images in a row. Image 1 is the Texas State Cemetery Grounds.
Image 2. Visitos at the Museum viewing an exhibit.
Image 3. Inside the Museum Spirit Theater.
Image 4. Inside the Museum IMAX theatre.