Improvements benefit all Capitol visitors
1/23/2017 4:19:22 PM
The Minnesota Capitol Building has been undergoing restoration since 2015. The renovation is still ongoing but we were able to return the Capitol in 2017!
So far, there have been many wonderful changes. For example:
Before there were 3 accessible entrances. Now there are 4. The accessible entrances are:
There is also tunnel access from the State Office Building with no stairs but there is a steep slope.
The closest Metro Mobility drop off site is on Cedar Street, East of the Capitol, near the entrance.
There is a map that shows the locations for both public parking and disability parking (PDF). Visitors might want to take the Light Rail. The closest stop is the Capitol/Rice St. Station.
Hearing loops, which enable hearing aid users with t-coils to have sound direct transmitted into their hearing aids, have now been installed in:
Assistive Listening Devices (FM Systems) can be checked out for use from two locations.
You can use the FM system in the State Office Building and in the House Chamber. Learn more at the Legislative Coordinating Commission FAQ Section.
All live and archived House and Senate television programming is closed captioned. Learn more at the Legislative Coordinating Commission FAQ Section.
The Minnesota Historical Society is now providing free guided tours of the Capitol building during business hours. Come and learn more about the Capitol history, architecture, and state government. If you are requesting accommodations or if you are in a group of 10 or more, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 651.259.3003. More information about the tours is available.
Have you signed up to attend Deaf, DeafBlind & Hard of Hearing Lobby Day on Wednesday, March 8, 2017? Join us!