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


Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Sat 10 am-3 pm
Sun 1-4 pm
The State Capitol will be closed beginning May 29.
Guided tours:
Weekends only through May 24, 2015:
Sat 10 am-2 pm
Sun 1-3 pm

Closed holidays, except Presidents Day.

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


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



2015 May 29

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The Minnesota State Capitol, designed by noted architect Cass Gilbert, is a Renaissance Revival masterpiece of the Beaux Arts School. The classically styled building, which boasts the second largest self-supported marble dome in the world, features 23 different types of stone, including 16 varieties of marble from around the world, and granite and limestone from Minnesota. Spectacular murals and heroic historical paintings created by some of the finest artists of the early 20th century grace the chambers and hallways. While the building's technology has been updated periodically to accommodate the changing needs of state government, many of the original furnishings and lighting fixtures designed by the architect are still in place throughout the building.