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.

2019 Holiday schedule

Open

  • Open Presidents' Day, 8:30 am–5:00 pm (February 18, 2019)
  • Open Independence Day, 8:30 am–5:00 pm (July 4, 2019)

Closed

  • New Year's Day (January 1, 2019)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 21, 2019)
  • Easter (April 21, 2019)
  • Memorial Day (May 27, 2019)
  • Labor Day (September 2, 2019)
  • Veterans Day observed (November 11, 2019)
  • Thanksgiving (November 28, 2019)
  • Day after Thanksgiving (November 29, 2019)
  • Christmas Day (December 25, 2019)

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 8–December 31, 2019

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

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