Visiting the Capitol Today
Here is the information you need to know for a successful visit during the 2017 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 their original locations
- Legislative floor sessions will take place in the Capitol building.
- Hearings will be held in the Capitol building, State Office Building and Minnesota Senate 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 Capitol Complex tunnel system is open.
- All passenger elevators are open.
- Learn more about amenities in the Capitol on the Restrooms and Amenities page.
What are you planning to do?
Visit my legislator(s)
Attend a legislative committee hearing
Watch a floor session
- Senate floor sessions will take place in the Senate Chamber in the Capitol.
- House of Representatives floor sessions will take place in the House Chamber in the Capitol.
- Check the Legislative Meeting Calendar to confirm times, locations and agendas.
Attend a rally or public event on the Capitol Complex
- To find your event, check the Capitol Complex Events Calendar.
(public rallies for the 2017 Legislative Session will be held both in the Rotunda and outside on the Capitol grounds)
- For more information on event permits, equipment rental, and event resources visit the Public Events webpage.
Tour the Capitol
- Public tours are available during session. See the Minnesota Historical Society website for more information.
- Please note – due to roof work, there is no access to the Quadriga Level (golden horses) until the Capitol's Grand Opening celebration in early fall 2017.
Public Safety: Your safety and health are the highest priority. We have incorporated the highest level of safety measure into every procedure. To learn more, see Public Safety During Construction (PDF). >