The Capitol is open Monday-Friday, 7:30-5:00. Free guided tours are available Monday-Friday at 10:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, and 2:00pm.
Capitol tours are limited to 20 people on a first come, first served basis. All tours begin at the Visitor Information Desk, north side, first floor.
Capitol tours take about an hour and include a trip to the dome observation area. The dome is a 99 step climb above the 3rd floor and is accessible by stairs only. A closed-captioned video tour (near the third floor elevators) is available for visitors who are unable or do not wish to make the climb.
Self-guided tours of the dome are not permitted.
MASKS ARE OPTIONAL AT THE CAPITOL AND WHILE ON TOUR. SCHEDULED TOURS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR CANCELLATION IN CONSIDERATION OF HEALTH AND SAFETY CONCERNS.
Two entrances are available for Capitol visitors. You may enter the building on the north side (Colfax and Sherman Avenues), up the stairs, or use the ADA accessible ground level entrance (14th and Sherman Avenues), under the stairs.
Demand for Capitol tours is high – group tour reservations can be made up to one calendar year in advance. Student group tours during the legislative session (January through May) are extremely popular and space is limited. Tour availability is not guaranteed as time slots do fill up quickly.
We are unable to schedule tours the following dates
Labor Day - Monday, September 5, 2022 (Capitol closed)
Mother Cabrini Day - Monday October 3, 2022 (Capitol closed)
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 (Capitol open for self-guided tours only. Mr. Brown's Attic museum and the dome observation area will be closed.)
Veterans Day - Friday, November 11, 2022 (Capitol closed)
Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 24, 2022 (Capitol closed)
Friday, November 25, 2022 (Capitol open for self-guided tours only. Mr. Brown's Attic museum and the dome observation area will be closed.)
Friday, December 23, 2022 (Capitol open for self-guided tours only. Mr. Brown's Attic museum and the dome observation area will be closed.)
Christmas holiday observed - Monday, December 26, 2022 (Capitol closed)