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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.

Quick Links

What are you planning to do?

Blue arrow Visit my legislator(s)

Blue arrow Attend a legislative committee hearing 

Blue arrow 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.

Blue arrow 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.

Blue arrow 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). >


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.

Parking and Transporation

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

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