PHOENIX— Was there a bamboo forest at the Arizona Capitol? The answer to this question is one of the interesting tidbits visitors can learn on the museum's popular architectural tour.
The 45-minute architectural tour covers the complete history of the Capitol building. It includes everything from the designer, James Riely Gordon, to the nearly 100-year-old cigar burns along the wooden railings. Visitors have the opportunity to explore the building's outside features, as well as its inside.
“This tour provides a unique look into the foresight that went into the planning and construction of one of the oldest buildings in the state,” said Dorie Hansen, chief administrator at the Arizona Capitol Museum. “If you have any interest in architecture, it’s a must see!”
In addition to the building tour, a new travelling exhibit featuring the artwork of seven artists from Taiwan will be on display at the museum marking the 40th anniversary of Taipei’s status as a Sister City of Phoenix.
The tour is open to the public and suitable for all ages. No registration is necessary, but the final tour of the season is on May 4, 2019.
The museum is located at 1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85007 and open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To find additional information, please go to: http://www.azlibrary.gov/azcm/plan-your-visit or call 602-926-3620.