The Minnesota State Capitol is undergoing a $272.7 million, three plus-years restoration, renovation and repair initiative. Work began in fall 2013 and will end in 2017.
During the Minnesota State Capitol Restoration Project:
The Minnesota State Capitol is located on the north side of downtown St. Paul.
Minnesota State Capitol
75 Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155
Building hours are not affected by the restoration.
Mon - Fri, 7 am - 5 pm
Sat, 10 am - 3 pm
Sun, 1 pm - 4 pm
Full map of all buildings, parking facilities and transportation locations around the Capitol Complex.
Map of the immediate vicinity of the Capitol building and the nearest parking facilities and transportation locations.
Visitors with disabilities please visit the Accessibility tab of the Minnesota State Capitol Restoration Project website for more information on Capitol access.
During the Capitol restoration project, parking locations and availability may change. Visit the Parking/Transit tab of the Minnesota State Capitol Restoration Project website for the most up-to-date information.
All Capitol entrances are closed except the South Main Entrance and Capitol basement tunnel. The wheelchair accessible entrance is located directly under the South Main Entrance stairs.
As the restoration progresses, available entrances may change. See the Visiting the Capitol tab of the Minnesota State Capitol Restoration Project website for the most up-to-date information.
The Capitol is an active construction site. Your safety is our number one priority. Please stay within the designated public areas.
As of June 2014, all floors of the East Wing and the Rotunda are closed. The Ground and 1st Floors of the West Wing are closed. This will change as the restoration progresses.
Expect construction workers and machinery. Expect noise and vibration coming from behind temporary walls.
Since this is a top-to-bottom restoration, the exterior is also a construction zone. Expect scaffolding, machinery, workers and closed sidewalks.
Most offices are relocating to other Capitol Complex buildings. Check the Department Relocation List (PDF) for the most current information.
Getting Around the Capitol Basement Tunnel
The Capitol basement tunnel is open while undergoing major construction. Signage will guide you through temporary corridors. An audio recording helps blind and low-vision visitors navigate the Capitol tunnel as they enter the Capitol basement from the State Office Building. Be aware that the corridors may slightly reconfigure from day-to-day to accommodate work areas.
Tours of non-construction areas in the Capitol building are offered by the Minnesota Historical Society.
To find your legislator's office:
Minnesota Senate Information: 651-296-0504
Minnesota House of Representatives Information: 651-296-2146
During the restoration project, hearings will be held in either the State Office Building or the State Capitol. Check the Legislative Meeting Calendar webpage to confirm a hearing location.
Events and rallies will continue during the restoration project.
Restrooms are available wherever floor access is available. Current public restroom locations are:
Lost and Found
Call 651-201-2300. You will reach the Department of Administration's Plant Management Division, which provides lost and found services to the Capitol Complex area.