Top 10 Most Beautiful State Capitol Buildings in the USA

6: Connecticut State Capitol, Hartford

Connecticut State Capitol, Hartford
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/pedrik

The Connecticut State Capitol is just south of Bushnell Park and while the building is where the legislators and governor works, the Supreme Court is in a different building across the street. Inside the capitol there are galleries filled with artifacts. The most notable ones are the thirty regimental flags that were delivered by thousands of veterans in 1879. There are also statues of the important people in the state on display. Currently, there are sixteen statues and there is room for eight more.

Address: 210 Capitol Ave., Hartford, CT 06106

7: Utah State Capitol, Salt Lake City

Utah State Capitol, Salt Lake City
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Yuya Sekiguchi

The Utah State Capitol is the main building in the entire Utah State Capitol Complex that is on Capitol Hill and overlooks the entire city below. The building was constructed between 1912 and 1916 and a renovation and expansion was begun in 2004. The outside of the building is very similar to the Parthenon in Greece and was constructed from Utah granite. There are five floors inside, including the basement, and there are many paintings and sculptures inside that share the history and heritage of the state.

Address: 320 E Capitol St, Salt Lake City, UT 84103

8: Virginia State Capitol, Richmond

Virginia State Capitol, Richmond
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Ron Cogswell

The Virginia State Capitol was completed in 1788 and the current building includes the two wings that were added in the early 20th century. The original design of the building was done by Thomas Jefferson and French architect Charles-Louis Clerisseau. During the Civil War, this building also served as the Capitol of the Confederacy. There are many monuments that have been erected in the square around the state capitol.

Address: 1000 Bank St, Richmond, VA 23218

9: New York State Capitol, Albany

New York State Capitol, Albany
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/wadester16

The New York State Capitol is one of the many buildings in the Empire State Plaza Complex. The current capitol was built between 1867 and 1899 and it was the most expensive capitol building of its time. It took three different architects to complete the building as the first and second were dismissed by new governors for one reason or another. Tours of the capitol begin underground in the Empire State Plaza and visitors walk through the underground tunnels to the building itself.

Address: Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12224

10: Washington State Capitol, Olympia

Washington State Capitol, Olympia
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/wahousegop

Washington State Capitol is one of the many buildings that comprise the Capitol Campus. The Capitol Campus allows visitors to see spectacular views of the Olympic Mountains, Puget Sound, Mt. Rainier, and the Capitol Dome. Surrounding the capitol are the Temple of Justice, the State Law Library, and the Governor’s Mansion. As people walk along the grounds in the complex, they will see eighteen monuments and pieces of art.

Address: 416 Sid Snyder Avenue SW, Olympia, Washington 98504

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