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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
  • Additional restrooms 
  • New public meeting rooms and gathering spaces 
  • New Visitor Center 
  • New Classroom 
  • Expanded dining options 
  • Better WiFi 
  • New public information office

What areas are open

Restored Rotunda Ceiling
  • Rotunda 
  • House Chamber
  • Senate Chamber
  • Supreme Court Courtroom 
  • East Wing – all floors 
  • West Wing – First and Second Floors 
  • North Wing – Second and Third Floors 
  • All passenger elevators 
  • Basement Tunnel 
  • All building entrances 
  • Rathskeller



What areas are under construction

Roof Construction
  • Roof, including the Quadriga Level (golden horses)
  • West Wing – Third Floor 
  • North Wing – Ground Floor








Capitol Grand Opening August 11-13

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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!






Visiting the Capitol

Get help finding your hearings, legislators and events.

Parking and Transporation

Get information on parking facilities and street parking, public transportation, bike rack locations, plus street closures and detours.

Accessibility

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

About the Project

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

Art Subcommittee

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!


Address

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

Hours

Mon-Fri, 7 am - 5 pm
Sat, 10 am - 3 pm
Sun, 1 pm - 4 pm
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