Hours and Admission

Admission

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

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 11–December 31, 2022

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

The Minnesota State Capitol is also open for self-guided tours.

See holiday schedule below.

Building hours

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

March 12 – December 31, 2022

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 Closed  

See holiday schedule below.

2022 Holiday schedule

Open

  • Open Presidents' Day, 8:30 am–5:00 pm (February 21, 2022)
  • Open Independence Day, 8:30 am–5:00 pm (July 4, 2022)
  • Christmas Eve, 10:00 am–3:00 pm (December 24, 2022)
  • New Year's Eve, 10:00–3:00 pm (December 31, 2022)

Closed

  • New Year's Day (January 1, 2022)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 17, 2022)
  • Easter (April 17, 2022)
  • Memorial Day (May 30, 2022)
  • Labor Day (September 5, 2022)
  • Veterans Day (November 11, 2022)
  • Thanksgiving (November 24, 2022)
  • Day after Thanksgiving (November 25, 2022)
  • Christmas Day (December 25, 2022)
  • Christmas Day observed (December 26, 2022)
  • New Year's Day 2023 (January 1, 2023)

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