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Capitol Tours 

The Colorado State Capitol field trip program is fully booked for the remainder of the 23/24 school year. You are able to book field trips up to one year in advance and doing so is strongly recommended. Self guided field trips are allowed, but will not include a trip to the dome observation area. Please email for self guiding materials or with questions. 

The Capitol is open Monday-Friday, 7:30-5:00.  Free guided tours are available Monday-Friday on the hour between 10:00am-2:00pm.   The Visitor Information Desk is open Monday-Friday, 9:00-3:00.

Capitol tours are limited to 30 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.

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

Juneteenth, Wednesday, June 19, 2024 - Capitol Closed

Independence Day, Thursday, July 4, 2024 - Capitol Closed

Friday, July 5, 2024 - No Tours (Capitol open for self-guided tours only.  Mr. Brown's Attic museum and the dome observation area will be closed.)

Labor Day, Monday, September 2, 2024 - Capitol Closed

Mother Cabrini Day, Monday, October 7, 2024 - Capitol Closed

Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, 2024 - Capitol Closed

Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28, 2024 - Capitol Closed

Friday, November 29, 2024 - No Tours (Capitol open for self-guided tours only.  Mr. Brown's Attic museum and the dome observation area will be closed.)

Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25, 2024 - Capitol Closed

The Colorado State Capitol welcomes about 300,000 visitors annually, with nearly 70,000 visitors taking tours of our beautiful and historic Statehouse.
The Capitol is open to the public from 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The building is closed on weekends and most federal holidays.

Capitol Visitor Services
Colorado Legislative Council
Room #029, State Capitol
Denver, CO 80203-1716

Visitor Information:
(Ph) 303-866-2604

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