Capitol Information & Directions

Directions and Parking for Georgia State Capitol

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 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.)


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. The following lots are always open to the public if spaces are available:

  • Steve Polk Plaza Parking is located on M.L. King, Jr., Drive, one block from the Capitol
  • A surface lot is located on Memorial Drive, one block from the Capitol
  • Underground Parking: A parking garage is located on the north side of Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, two blocks from the Capitol

Additional accessibility information

The Georgia Building Authority and the state ADA Coordinator's Office guide for all accessibility information can be found at Accessibility on Capitol Hill