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The Capitol Visitors Center is located on the southeast corner of the grounds of the Texas Capitol. It is housed in the restored 1856-1857 General Land Office building. The three-story castle like structure reflects the mid-19th century mock medieval revival architectural style and is the oldest state office building in Texas. The Visitors Center features exhibits and videos on the Capitol and Texas history as well as travel information and a gift shop.
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