Located at the heart of capital city Jefferson and set against the picturesque sceneries of the Missouri River, the Missouri State Capitol is a never-miss landmark that greets anyone entering the city. The Capitol currently houses the state?s legislative body, the Missouri General Assembly. The Capitol is also home to the offices of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, State Treasurer, Secretary of State and State Auditor.
Rising 238 feet, the Capitol is notable for its several architectural features such as the bronze statue of Ceres atop its dome, and the 13-foot statue of Thomas Jefferson at the south entrance. Eight 48-foot columns rise on the south portico, while six 40-foot columns tower over the north side. The 13? x 18? bronze doors at front are the largest cast-metal doors since the Roman era. The Capitol?s first floor also houses the State Museum.