Book A Tour
Inquire below about booking a tour for your student group or take our virtual tour here.
Reservations are not needed for public tours.
The Capitol is open Monday-Friday, 7:30-5:00. Free guided tours are available Monday-Friday on the hour between 10:00am-3:00pm. In June and July ONLY, we are also offering 15 minute tours of the dome. Please check in at the Visitor Information Desk for more information about dome tours.
Capitol tours are limited to30 people on a first come, first served basis. All tours begin at the Visitor Information Desk, north side, first floor.
SCHEDULED TOURS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR CANCELATION IN CONSIDERATION OF HEALTH AND SAFETY CONCERNS.
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.
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 provide tours the following dates
Juneteenth - Monday, June 19, 2023 (Capitol Closed)
Monday, July 3, 2023 - No Tours (Capitol open for self-guided tours only. Mr. Brown's Attic museum and the dome observation area will be closed.)
Independence Day - Tuesday July 4, 2023 (Capitol Closed)
Labor Day - Monday September 4, 2023 (Capitol Closed)
Frances Xavier Cabrini Day - October 2, 2023 (Capitol Closed)
Veterans Day observed - Friday, November 10, 2023 (Capitol Closed)
Thursday, November 16, 2023 - No Tours (Capitol open for self-guided tours only. Mr. Brown's Attic museum and the dome observation area will be closed.)
Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 23, 2023 (Capitol Closed)
Friday, November 24, 2023 - No Tours (Capitol open for self-guided tours only. Mr. Brown's Attic museum and the dome observation area will be closed.)
Christmas Day - Monday, December 25, 2023 (Capitol Closed)
*IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR STUDENT GROUPS*
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.
PLEASE SELECT ONE OPTION BELOW TO BEGIN THE RESERVATION PROCESS:
BOOK A SCHOOL GROUP TOUR