Frequently Asked Questions

Visiting the Capitol and other FAQ

Q. When does the legislative session begin?

A. The Georgia Constitution requires that the General Assembly meet in regular session on the second Monday in January of each year.

Q. If I visit the capitol, do i need to bring anything with me?

A. Each visitor must present picture identification and go through a metal detector before entering the premises. Weapons are not allowed to be carried into the Capitol. Please allot for adequate time to go through security, it can vary significantly based on the volume of visitors.

Q. can i get a guided tour?

A. Guided tours are available through the Georgia Capitol Museum. For more information, please call (404) 463-4536 or click here.

Q. how do I get to the capitol and where do i park?

A. The State Capitol has been located in Atlanta since 1868 and is located at 206 Washington Street SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30334.

Directions:

From the South
Take I-75/85 North to Exit 245 (Capitol Avenue). At the end of the exit ramp, continue straight through the stop sign. At the first traffic light, turn left onto Hank Aaron Drive. (The name will change to Capitol Avenue). The State Capitol is on your left. 

From the North
Take I-75/85 South to Exit 248A (MLK, Jr. Drive) and veer right onto MLK, Jr. Drive. The Capitol will be on your left. For parking, turn right at second light onto Capitol Avenue and parking will be on your right at the Sloppy Floyd/Twin Towers complex. 

From the East
Take I-20 West to Exit 58A (Capitol Avenue). Turn right and continue on Capitol Avenue. The Capitol will be approximately one mile down on the left.

From the West
Take I-20 to Exit 56B (Windsor Street/Spring Street/Stadium). At the third light, turn left onto Central Avenue. Go to Mitchell Street and turn right. Go one block and the capitol will be on the left.

MARTA
MARTA is also an option for transportation to the State Capitol. MARTA exits located nearest the Capitol are the Georgia State Station (directly across from the Capitol in the Sloppy Floyd/Twin Towers complex) or the Five Points station (two blocks west of the Capitol at Underground Atlanta.) Additional parking: Underground Atlanta and Steve Polk Plaza parking lots are both located on MLK, Jr. Drive one block west of the Capitol. 

Parking
Buses and 15-passenger or larger vans are allowed to park on the west side of Washington Street in front of the Capitol on most week days. Capitol events or security threats may make this space unavailable. In those cases, buses will be rerouted by Capitol security.

Public parking is available in several locations surrounding the Capitol. Parking fees vary by lot. Certain lots may be closed due to the legislative session.

Q. what if I have a disability and might need help accessing the capitol?

A. The Georgia Building Authority and the state ADA Coordinator's Office accessibility guide can be found here.

Q.How can i find who my state representatives and state senators are?

A. First, if you are a registered voter, you can go to Georgia’s My Voter Page to get a full listing of your elected officials. For contact information for members of the Georgia House of Representatives, click here. For contact information for members of the Georgia State Senate, click here.