Washington State Capitol

Olympia, Washington

215 Sid Snyder Ave

The Washington State Capitol houses the offices of Washington's governor and lieutenant governor, and the Washington legislature convenes here. The building was completed in 1928. It was built in the American Neoclassical style.

The capitol dome is 287 feet high, making it the tallest self-supporting masonry dome in the country (and fourth tallest in the world, behind St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, London's St. Paul's Cathedral and St. Isaac's Cathedral in St. Petersburg).

The lamps and Roman-style fire pots that decorate the rotunda were made by Louis Tiffany, making this the largest collection of Tiffany bronze in the world.

The capitol grounds are home to the governor's mansion, the Washington Supreme Court, other state offices and several memorials.


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Washington State Capitol (P04A0001)


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Governor's Mansion (O15A0252)
The Governor's Mansion sits just to the west of the capitol.


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View from the Capitol Grounds (O15A0259)
The capitol sits on a bluff above Capitol Lake at the south end of Puget Sound. The grounds feature views of the lake, the sound and the distant Olympic Mountains.


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