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Inquire below about booking a tour for your student group or take our virtual tour here.  

Reservations are not needed for public tours.

Capitol Tours 

The Capitol is open Monday-Friday, 7:30-5:00.  Daily tours are available Monday-Friday at 10:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, and 2:00pm.  Capitol tours are limited to 15 people, first come first serve.  

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. Self-guided tours of the dome are not permitted.

MASKS AND PHYSICAL DISTANCING ARE REQUIRED 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.

All dates are subject to availability. 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.

We are unable to schedule tours the following dates -

Thursday, May 26, 2022  (Capitol open for self-guided tours only.  Mr. Brown's Attic museum and the dome observation area will be closed.)

Memorial Day - Monday, May 30, 2022 (Capitol closed)

Independence Day - Monday July 4, 2022 (Capitol closed)

Tuesday, July 5, 2022 (Capitol open for self-guided tours only.  Mr. Brown's Attic museum and the dome observation area will be closed.)

Labor Day - Monday, September 5, 2022 (Capitol closed)

Mother Cabrini Day - Monday October 3, 2022 (Capitol 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)

*IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR STUDENT GROUPS*
Please follow the links below for important information about student tour scheduling guidelines.

Fall 2021 update - Field trip participants, staff, and volunteers are required to wear masks if they are ages 2 and older when visiting the Capitol. This includes students, teachers, chaperones, and accompanying children. 

Masks and physical distancing are required while on tour.

SCHEDULED TOURS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR CANCELLATION IN CONSIDERATION OF HEALTH AND SAFETY CONCERNS.

Please note that student group tours are extremely popular and space is limited.  TOUR AVAILABILITY IS NOT GUARANTEED.

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