For immediate release
Saturday Tours Return To The Minnesota State Capitol Beginning March 12
The Minnesota Historical Society is pleased to announce the return of free, guided Minnesota State Capitol tours on Saturdays beginning March 12. The Saturday tours are in addition to the current weekday, guided-tour schedule.
The Minnesota State Capitol was designed by influential architect Cass Gilbert and completed in 1905. It features the second largest self-supporting marble dome in the world as well as stunning decorative and fine art pieces. Guided tours include visits to historically significant locations including the Rotunda, Governor’s Reception Room, Legislative Chambers and the Supreme Court.
Group tours are encouraged. Tours of 15 or more need to reserve in advance through the Adult Group Ticket office via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 651-259-3003. K-12 schools and youth groups can book tours via www.mnhs.org/fieldtriprequest or by calling 1-888-387-5008.
For visitors who prefer to tour on their own, a self-guided brochure can be picked up at the Capitol Information and Tour Center located in Room 126 on the first floor to the right side of the main (south) entrance.
Minnesota State Capitol
75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. St. Paul, Minn. 55155
- Saturday hours/tours: 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. with 45-minute guided tours offered at the top of each hour until 2 p.m.
- Admission and tours are free. Suggested donation of $5 per person for a guided tour.
- More at www.mnhs.org/capitol
Health and Safety
Protocols designed to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19 can be viewed on the health and safety procedures page of each site’s website, which can be found on our visit page. Face masks are encouraged but not required for all visitors regardless of vaccination status. For more information, visit our website at mnhs.org/covid-19.
About the Minnesota Historical Society
The Minnesota Historical Society is a nonprofit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. MNHS collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and publishing. Using the power of history to transform lives, MNHS preserves our past, shares our state’s stories and connects people with history. Visit us at mnhs.org.