Hours and Admission

Admission

Admission to the State Capitol is free. Suggested donation of $5 per person for guided tours.

Hours

Day Open Close
Monday 8:00 am 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am 3:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm 4:00 pm

The information desk opens at 8:30 am on weekdays.

Holiday schedule

Open

  • New Year's Day (January 1, 2018)
  • Presidents' Day (February 19, 2018)
  • Independence Day (July 4, 2018)
  • Veterans Day (November 11, 2018)
  • Christmas Eve 2018 (December 24, 2018)
  • Day after Christmas (December 26, 2018)
  • New Year's Eve 2018 (December 31, 2018)

Closed

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 15, 2018)
  • Easter (April 1, 2018)
  • Memorial Day (May 28, 2018)
  • Labor Day (September 3, 2018)
  • Veterans Day observed (November 12, 2018)
  • Thanksgiving (November 22, 2018)
  • Day after Thanksgiving (November 23, 2018)
  • Christmas Day (December 25, 2018)

Free guided tour times

Tours leave at the top of the hour and are 45 minutes. Tours begin at the Capitol Information and Tour Center located in Room 126 on the first floor to the right side of the main (south) entrance.

June 9–December 31, 2018

Day First tour Last tour
Monday–Saturday 10:00 am 2:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm 3:00 pm

Special offers

6th Grade Minnesota History Pass

Find out how your 6th grader can visit MNHS sites free with a 6th Grade Minnesota History Pass.