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The Big Move Starts May 19!

The Capitol will be bustling with activity next week.
Along with the end of session on May 18, there will be three moving companies working to help tenants clear out all chairs, desks, file cabinets, fine art, historic furniture and other objects from the remaining offices, hearing rooms and chambers.
All moving is expected to be completed by the first week of June, when the entire Capitol building will be under construction


A Massive Preservation Effort is Underway

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


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.


The Capitol is Open for 2015 Session

See Visiting the Capitol to learn more about what to expect for a successful visit.


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 | See the Weekly Construction Update (PDF) | Check out behind-the-scenes photos on Flickr

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 and rallies.

During Construction

- Two-thirds of the building is closed to public access.
- 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; what to expect inside the building; locating restrooms and other available amenities. See downloadable floor maps.

Parking and Transportation

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


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).


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

Building hours are not affected by the restoration project