The state of Florida currently has two capitols ? The Old and the New. Located at the capitol complex in the capital city of Tallahassee, these two buildings represent the past and present seats of government. The new capitol currently houses the executive and legislative offices of Florida government.
The old capitol?s cultural, artistic and historic significance earned it a spot in the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. The Historic Capitol was finished in 1845 while the ?new? capitol was built in 1970. It was constructed using 62,000 square feet of Italian marble and 25,000 cubic feet of concrete. The first floor of the capitol contains the offices of the Governor and Cabinet members, while the upper floors house the chambers of the Florida Senate and House of Representatives. The old capitol houses the Florida Legislative Research Center and Museum wherein visitors can view the history of Florida legislature.