The Georgia Capitol Tour App

You can now tour the Georgia Capitol using your iPhone, iPad, or iTouch.

The Georgia Capitol Tour App was developed by Dr. Tim Crimmins and Chris Escobar of Georgia State University. A full description of the app’s development can be viewed here. It features text, images, and videos relevant to your visit to the Capitol including:

Narration provided by WSB’s Monica Pearson; a welcome by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal; interviews with Jimmy Carter & Leroy Johnson; archival images and video of the Georgia Capitol.

The app provides discussions about the integration of the Georgia Capitol in the 1960s, the Capitol’s classical architecture, and unveiling of the portrait of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1974. It is a wonderful tool for groups of secondary or college students, and adult groups who want a more in-depth tour. The app could be used by itself in a classroom during lesson plans about Georgia history or government, but only on an iPhone, iPad, or iTouch.

The Georgia Capitol App is available for free download at iTunes App Store. The download takes about 5 minutes so it is a good idea to download the entire app before you arrive. Should you forget, a free public wifi network is available in the Capitol.

  1. Search App Store for “Georgia Capitol Tour”
  2. Download App (takes about 5 minutes)
  3. Once your download is complete you can use the App to tour the Capitol by topic or by location. Start with the Governor’s welcome or the introduction in the Capitol Rotunda.
  4. Most stops include video or images related to each location in the building. Touring by story will provide an overview of a specific subject. Some tour stops are located outside of the building.

Watch videos from the Georgia Capitol Tour App.