The Minnesota Department of Administration launched a new online reservation system for booking public conference rooms and meeting spaces in the restored Capitol. To reserve space, please visit Capitol Complex Reservations.
For questions or help related to reservations, email us or call 651-201-2300
The Capitol is now Open for the 2017 Legislative Session!
The Capitol opens on January 3 for the 2017 Legislative Session while construction continues in and around the building. A Grand Opening Celebration will take place August 11-13, 2017.
The Restored Capitol features new Public Spaces
The Capitol Restoration Project returns the Capitol to architect Cass Gilbert's original 1905 vision. There will be new and expanded space, for public use, tours and school educational programs.
The Largest Public Preservation Effort in State History
The Capitol's $309.674 million, three plus-years comprehensive renovation, repair and restoration is 90-percent complete.
Repairing over a Century of Wear and Tear
After 100 years of service, the Capitol building had reached a critical deterioration point with a crumbling exterior, antiquated infrastructure, and inadequate life safety systems.
See Behind-the-Scenes Photos and More!
Follow the Restoration Project as it unfolds. See behind-the-scenes photos of marble carving, Rotunda restoration, fine art conservation, decorative art restoration and more on Flickr!
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Beginning January 3, 2017, the Capitol opens for the Legislative Session
The Capitol is open for the 2017 session while construction continues in some areas of the building. The Capitol has been undergoing a comprehensive preservation effort since 2013, the first since it opened in 1905. The project will be fully complete, and a public Grand Opening celebration held, in August 2017.
Legislative activities are back to original locations
Legislative floor sessions will take place in the Capitol building. Public events and rallies will take place both inside the Capitol and on the Capitol grounds. The building is open to the public, the tunnel is open, and all passenger elevators are available.
New features will enhance your Capitol experience!
Session is back to "normal," however these exciting, new features will help make the most of your visit.
Increased seating/accessibility features in hearing rooms
New public meeting rooms and gathering spaces
New Visitor Center
Expanded dining options
New public information office
What areas are open
Supreme Court Courtroom
East Wing – all floors
West Wing – First and Second Floors
North Wing – Second and Third Floors
All passenger elevators
All building entrances
What areas are under construction
Roof, including the Quadriga Level (golden horses)
West Wing – Third Floor
North Wing – Ground Floor
Capitol Grand Opening August 11-13
A free, fun-filled multi-day event will reintroduce our state's architectural gem with a celebration that all Minnesotan's will be excited to attend. There will be activities for all ages and interests, music, special tours, and other events throughout the weekend. We hope you join us!
Get information about Capitol Preservation Commission's Art Subcommittee's progress toward its review and recommendations about existing Capitol art pieces as well as art for new public spaces available when the Restoration Project is complete. Public input is welcome!
Minnesota State Capitol
75 Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155
Mon-Fri, 7 am - 5 pm
Sat, 10 am - 3 pm
Sun, 1 pm - 4 pm