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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.
Important Venue Information for the 2016 Legislative Session
Due to the restoration work at the Capitol and the opening of the new Minnesota Senate Building, many meeting locations have changed venues for the 2016 legislative session. Activities will be held in either the new Minnesota Senate Building, the State Office Building, or the Capitol.
Visiting the Capitol | Quick Links
See this page for quick links to information about visiting legislators, attending hearings, watching floor sessions, and attending rallies or public events.
Minnesota Senate Building | Senate Activities
Visit this building to attend floor sessions in the temporary Senate Chamber, watch live Senate floor session broadcasts, meet with Majority Caucus Senators, and attend hearings.
State Office Building | House of Representatives Activities
Visit this building to meet with Representatives and Minority Caucus Senators, attend hearings, watch live House floor session broadcasts, and obtain a public access pass to enter the House Chamber in the Capitol.
Capitol Public Access Pass |House Chamber Floor Sessions
House Floor sessions will be held in the House Chamber. The Chamber will be open only when the House of Representatives is conducting business on the floor. Capacity in and around the chamber is limited to 258 people including legislators and staff. Get information about how to obtain a public access pass to attend a House Chamber floor session in the Capitol building.
- The Capitol is closed to the public until early 2017, except for the House of Representatives Chamber during the 2016 legislative session.
- Basement tunnel, including the portion that runs under the Capitol, is open to the public during the 2016 legislative session.
- The State will continue to conduct its business during regular legislative sessions.
- Indoor tours are suspended.
Browse this Website to Learn
- Vital information about visiting the Capitol Complex area during the Capitol Restoration Project.
- Fun details about this exciting project!