Quick Facts on the Minnesota State Capitol

For immediate release

Release dated: 
December 13, 2016
Media contacts: 

Lauren Peck, 651-259-3137, lauren.peck@mnhs.org
Jessica Kohen, 651-259-3148, jessica.kohen@mnhs.org

Quick Facts on the Minnesota State Capitol

Guided Tours
Free daily public tours return Jan. 3, 2017.

Join MNHS staff for 45-minute guided tours, offered on the hour, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Sunday, 1-3 p.m. Tours will provide an overview of Capitol history, art, architecture and state government, and will highlight the massive restoration effort, the largest since the building’s opening in 1905.

Visitors can come to the first floor information center desk to attend a tour. Reserve group tours by calling 651-259-3003.


Admission to the Capitol is free. Tours are free with a $5 suggested donation.

How To Visit
Address: 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd St. Paul, MN 55155, accessible from I-94 and 35E

Parking: Public parking is available throughout the Capitol Complex, including in Lot Q and the Centennial Parking Ramp. Metered parking is available nearby on John Ireland Blvd and Cedar St. Additional parking information.

Dining: The Rathskeller Cafe and a new grab-and-go lunch counter are available during the legislative session.

Grand Opening Celebration
Aug. 11-13, 2017
A unique, historic and truly Minnesotan event will commemorate the completion of the $310 million historic restoration of the State Capitol, the Minnesotans who made it possible, our rich diversity and our shared future.

This free multiday celebration will include:

  • Commemorative and educational events in and around the Capitol building
  • Activities and entertainment for all ages
  • A fun, once-in-a-lifetime experience
  • A kickoff of the next 100 years of the Capitol's service to Minnesotans