During the Capitol restoration project, parking locations and availability may change. Visit the Parking/Transit tab and the Accessibility tab of the Minnesota State Capitol Restoration Project website for the most up-to-date information.
The State Capitol is handicapped accessible except for the roof. Two wheelchairs are available at the Capitol Information Desk for visitor use. Please call 651-296-3962 for availability. Please check the Minnesota State Capitol Restoration Project Accessibility tab for the most up-to-date information about parking, accessible entrances and available restrooms.
Below are two maps to help you navigate the Capitol Complex area:
State Capitol Complex Visitor Map (PDF)
Full map of all buildings and parking and transportation options.
State Capitol Building Visitor Map (PDF)
Map of the immediate vicinity of the Capitol building and the nearest transportation and parking options.
A small gift shop located at the Capitol Information Desk offers a variety of books on Capitol art and architecture, Minnesota, the Civil War, the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862, and political history. In addition, our shop carries postcards and unique Capitol, Civil War and Minnesota-themed souvenirs.
The restored German-themed Rathskeller Café in the basement of the Capitol is open only during legislative session, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Vending machines near the café offer cold drinks and snacks. Cafeterias in the Department of Transportation and Centennial Office buildings are a short walk from the Capitol. They can be reserved for group use by permit. Visitors are welcome to enjoy picnics on the Capitol lawn. Please bring garbage bags for clean-up.
The State Capitol does not have strollers available. The restrooms are equipped with diaper changing facilities.
Tickets are available for special events by calling 651-296-2881 or online.
Lost items are turned in to Plant Management. Call 651-201-2300.
Capitol Security personnel are certified to provide first aid at the Capitol.
Wireless internet is available.
The state legislature is in session part-time each year, generally meeting from January through April or May of each year. The galleries in the House of Representatives and Senate Chambers are open to the public during the session. For current schedules, visit the legislature's web site: http://www.leg.state.mn.us/
Service animals, such as guide dogs are permitted. Pets are not allowed.