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Minnesota State Capitol
75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155


Mon-Fri 8:30-5
Sat 10-3
Sun 1-4
Guided tours:
Mon-Sat 10-2
Sun 1-3

Closed holidays except Presidents Day and July 4.

Special events are held year round. Call for group tours.


Hourly guided tours are free with a suggested donation of $5 per person.



2014 Apr 20

Light Rain | Wind Calm
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The State Capitol is handicapped accessible except for the roof. To get to the roof visitors must climb 63 steps to the observation deck. Parking for disabled visitors is available in Lot B north of the Capitol, Lot Q northeast of the Capitol, and there is limited space on Aurora in front of the building, with an accessible entrance under the front steps. (View parking map. PDF.) Two wheelchairs are available at the Capitol Information Desk for visitor use. Please call 651-296-3962 for availability. 


Public parking is available at the numbered spaced in front of the State Capitol when the legislature is not in session, or in Lot Q (corner of Cedar St. and Sherburne Ave.) Parking is free in state lots on weekends and after 5 p.m. unless posted otherwise. View a map of the Capitol Complex. (PDF)


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.

Strollers & Diaper Changing Facilities

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 and Found

Lost items are turned in to Plant Management. Call 651-201-2300.

First Aid

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.