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The Capitol Visitors Center is a division of the State Preservation Board.

The Capitol Visitors Center is housed in the General Land Office Building. Built in 1856-57, it is the oldest state office building in Texas. From 1858 to 1918, the building served as the headquarters for the General Land Office (GLO), the agency charged with overseeing the vast tracts of public lands in Texas.

In 1989, the State Preservation Board initiated a renovation project to restore the building. The building opened in 1994 as the Capitol Visitors Center with the goal of educating visitors about the history of Texas, the Capitol and the General Land Office. The State Preservation Board now maintains the building and oversees the public programming and retail operations within it.

The Capitol Visitor's Center website is located at: http://www.tspb.state.tx.us/CVC/home/home.html