The Colorado State Capitol building is open to the public from 7:30am – 5:00pm Monday through Friday. The building is closed on weekends and most Federal holidays.
If we are unable to schedule a tour for you, you are welcome to self-guide throughout the building but note that you will not be able to visit the dome on a self-guided tour.
Breakfast, lunch, snack items and drinks are available at the Capitol Café, located in the basement of the Capitol.
Souvenirs including t-shirts, note cards, holiday ornaments, and a small selection of Capitol related books are available for sale at the Visitor Services desk on the first floor. We accept cash, check, or credit cards. Checks can be made out to the State of Colorado. For more information please call 303-866-2604.
See below for detailed information.
A limited number of parking spaces are available first come first serve in the Capitol circle for visitors with disabled parking permits. Enter at 14th and Sherman and notify the Colorado State Patrol at the entrance to use these spots. Disability placards or license plates are required.
Photographs are allowed and encouraged during your Capitol tour, but flash photography is not allowed in the Senate or House galleries during the legislative session.
North entrance (Colfax Avenue and Sherman Street), first floor – public and group entrance
NOTE! Entering on Colfax requires walking up stairs
South entrance (14th Avenue and Sherman Street), basement (ground) level – visitors with special needs should use this entrance
The Capitol is located one block southeast of Civic Center Station, which can be accessed by light rail from the 16th Street Mall. Visit the RTD website for bus and light rail options and schedules - http://www.rtd-denver.com/.
We are seeking enthusiastic and friendly volunteers with an interest in Colorado history and state government, who enjoy working with the public, to lead tours, staff the gift desk, museum and dome observation area, and provide visitors with concierge type services. For more information and to schedule an interview, please email Assistant Manager of Visitor Services, Erika Österberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eligible work-study applicants with an interest in Colorado history and state government who enjoy working with the public are encouraged to apply for a work-study position at the Capitol. Capitol guides are responsible for leading tours, staffing the gift desk, museum, and dome observation area, providing visitors with concierge type services, and some light clerical work. For more information and to schedule an interview, please contact Visitor Services Manager Theresa Holst at 303-866-4747 or email@example.com.
Each summer between May and August, Visitor Services offers several full-time temporary summer guide positions for college students. Applicants must be recent high school graduates enrolled in fall college courses, current college students, or have graduated in May before the summer guide position starts. The interview process for these positions begins in the spring. For more, please contact Visitor Services Manager Theresa Holst at 303-866-4747 or firstname.lastname@example.org.