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The Capitol is now Closed to the Public

The entire Capitol building is under construction and closed to the public until early 2017. The basement tunnel remains open via key card for tenants and employees.

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Art Subcommittee Meeting - July 6

The art subcommittee will meet Monday, July 6, 10 am - 2:30 pm, at the Centennial Office Building in the Ladyslipper Room. 

The public is welcome to attend. 

Topics include an update on art preservation and the role of art in the Capitol. 

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A Massive Preservation Effort is Underway

The Capitol is undergoing a $272 million, three plus-years comprehensive renovation, repair and restoration.

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Repairing over a Century of Wear and Tear

After 109 years, the Capitol had reached a critical deterioration point -  crumbling exterior, antiquated infrastructure, and inadequate life safety systems.

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See Behind-the-Scenes Videos, Photos and More!

Multimedia helps to tell the story about the Restoration Project as it unfolds. Watch marble carving, learn about the Rotunda restoration, and be sure to check out our Restoration Blog and pictures on Flickr

Read the Capitol Restoration Blog | Like us on Facebook | Check out behind-the-scenes photos on Flickr


2015 Special Session was held on Friday, June 12. The Legislature adjourned and completed its work setting the State budget. Gov. Dayton signed the remaining legislation into law on Saturday, June 13.



Welcome to the Minnesota State Capitol Restoration Project!

Our Capitol is undergoing its first comprehensive preservation effort since its original construction in 1905. When completed in 2017, it will be strong enough to last for the next 100 years. In the meantime, the Capitol is an active construction site impacting all building operations including hearings, floor sessions, rallies and tours.

During Construction

- The Capitol is now closed to the public until early 2017.
- Indoor tours are suspended.
- Basement tunnel access remains open via key card access for tenants and employees. 
- The State will continue to conduct its business during regular legislative sessions.

Browse this Website to Learn

- Vital information for a successful visit during the 2015 Legislative Session
- Fun details about this exciting project!



Visiting the Capitol

Get help finding your hearings, legislators and events.

Parking and Transportation

Get information on parking facilities; street parking; public transportation; bike racks; and street closures and detours.

Accessibility

Learn about accessibility and the services provided to visitors with disabilities during the Capitol Restoration Project.

Behind the Scenes

Wonder what goes on behind the temporary walls? Check out these videos and slide shows. Plus, our weekly blog provides insight into the Capitol's original construction in 1905.

About the Project

Get details on the Capitol Restoration Project scope of work, guiding principles, historical timeline, financing, planning process and more.


Please plan for more time to reach your destination(s).

Address

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

Hours

The Capitol building is closed to the public until early 2017.
The basement tunnel remains open via key card for
employees and tenants.