Minnesota State Capitol

at 75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Saint Paul, 55155

Minnesota State Capitol


Minnesota State Capitol
75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Saint Paul , MN 55155
United States
Contact Phone
P: (651) 296-2881
Website
http://www.mnhs.org/statecapitol

Description

Completed in 1905, the Minnesota State Capitol is used by the Minnesota Governor, Supreme Court, Senate and House of Representatives. Designed by Cass Gilbert, who was known for his classical style and pioneering skyscrapers, the Capitol features the second-largest self-supporting marble dome in the world, works by important 19th- and 20th-century artists, and battle flags from the Civil and Spanish-American Wars.

General Info

Admission: Hourly tours are free. Guided tours are offered on the hour, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Sunday, 1, 2 or 3 p.m. Building Hours: The State Capitol is open and the Information Desk staffed Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sunday 1 to 4 p.m. Closed holidays except President's Day and July 4th.

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With weekday school tours cancelled due to construction, the buses parked in front of the Capitol are for schools visiting the History Center, Science Museum, and Children's Museum. We miss our school groups, but look forward to 2017 when the Capitol will again ring with excited students voices!

Published on 2015-01-16 20:48:02 GMT

Thanks to all who came out for the Capitol Construction Tour yesterday! If you missed it, we'll be offering another Construction Tour on Saturday, February 14th at 11 a.m. This tour is mostly about the history of the construction of the Capitol, with some additional information about the work currently being done to update and preserve the building. Access to many public spaces is limited due to the construction. Call 651-296-2881 for details and reservations!

Published on 2015-01-11 21:19:19 GMT

Welcome to the 2015 YMCA Youth in Government participants! We look forward to giving you a tour later today!

Published on 2015-01-08 15:53:52 GMT

Welcome to the first day of the Legislative Session! If you have any questions, look for our staff in blue blazers, who are serving as Session Ambassadors this week. They'll be glad to help!

Published on 2015-01-06 15:48:39 GMT

Yes! We are open for tours today (tours 10-2; building open until 3 p.m.) and tomorrow (tours 1-3; building open until 4 p.m.). Come visit!

Published on 2015-01-03 19:07:49 GMT

Happy New Year from the State Capitol Historic Site!

Published on 2015-01-01 21:15:53 GMT

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Published on 2014-12-23 19:47:04 GMT

In honor of it being May 11th & "Statehood Day" for Minnesota, here is a collection of vintage Minnesota Statehood Day Buttons that were handed out to school groups on tours on statehood day at the Minnesota State Capitol Historic Site. - "Photo credits to MNHS" Photo's from the MNHS Research Library Collection.

Published Minnesota State Capitol on 2016-05-11 16:43:49 GMT

Happy 158th Birthday Minnesota! On May 11th, 1858 Minnesota became the 32nd state to be admitted to the Union. Happy statehood day!

Published Minnesota State Capitol on 2016-05-11 11:26:16 GMT

High above St. Paul atop the Minnesota Capitol restoration work goes on. Photo from Minnesota House of Representatives Public Information Services Twitter: https://twitter.com/MNHouseInfo/status/727584436091387904

Published Minnesota State Capitol on 2016-05-03 21:38:40 GMT

Up close photos of the restoration work being done on the Georgian marble on the exterior of the State Capitol.

Published Minnesota State Capitol on 2016-05-03 17:19:13 GMT

TPT Almanac's trip back into the Minnesota State Capitol Rotunda for a final up close look at the final stages of the restoration project.

Published Minnesota State Capitol on 2016-05-03 14:42:24 GMT

A collection of photo's of the Minnesota State Capitol take by other social media agencies and sites.

Published Minnesota State Capitol on 2016-04-20 17:48:00 GMT

Great photo of Cass Gilbert's crystal Electrolier in the Capitol's Rotunda amidst the scaffolding. Photo from MN Dept. of Admin: https://twitter.com/ADMN_Minnesota/status/720261033273602050/photo/1

Published Minnesota State Capitol on 2016-04-13 17:07:54 GMT

"M" for Minnesota in the Minnesota Capitol's Georgian Marble exterior carvings as an example of the 1905 craftsmanship of the building. Photo from the Minnesota Dept. of Admin https://twitter.com/ADMN_Minnesota/status/719891835200495616/photo/1

Published Minnesota State Capitol on 2016-04-12 17:27:06 GMT

Fully restored artwork and leaded glass ceiling about the West Grand Staircase. Photo: Minnesota Department Of Administration https://twitter.com/ADMN_Minnesota/status/718091490212192256/photo/1

Published Minnesota State Capitol on 2016-04-07 17:08:49 GMT

Remainder of the Minnesota State Capitol Dome being covered with scaffolding.

Published Minnesota State Capitol on 2016-04-05 16:42:16 GMT

Supreme Court Retiring Room's gold gilding pattern recrated off of 1907 photograph at the Minnesota State Capitol.

Published Minnesota State Capitol on 2016-04-04 16:14:41 GMT

Restored leaded glass going back into place above the West Grand Staircase in the Minnesota State Capitol!

Published Minnesota State Capitol on 2016-03-31 17:04:04 GMT

Great photo of the restoration work and the colors it exposed on John LaFarge's "The Moral and Divine Law" mural on the East side of the Supreme Court chambers in the Minnesota State Capitol.

Published Minnesota State Capitol on 2016-03-28 23:14:54 GMT

Construction workers on the Capitol Rotunda's Dome. Photo from the Minnesota House of Information's Twitter account: https://twitter.com/MNHouseInfo/status/714548449086058497

Published Minnesota State Capitol on 2016-03-28 23:11:57 GMT

Cass Gilbert's Electrolier in the Rotunda amidst the scaffolding.

Published Minnesota State Capitol on 2016-03-19 18:42:51 GMT

With session underway at the Capitol we thought it would be a good time to post a quick link to the excellent MNopedia Quadriga page to help explain just what that big golden statue is atop the Minnesota State Capitol:

Published Minnesota State Capitol on 2016-03-15 18:56:19 GMT

Great view of the Capitol from the Northeast from Best of Minnesota: https://twitter.com/BestPixMN/status/708428333030248449/photo/1

Published Minnesota State Capitol on 2016-03-13 19:07:59 GMT

Great series of 30-second videos of Minnesota and Capitol history from TPT: http://www.tpt.org/post/almanac-at-the-capitol-premieres-a-new-season-and-digital-series/

Published Minnesota State Capitol on 2016-03-09 18:44:45 GMT

Photos of the Minnesota State Capitol comparing construction and previous restoration/renovations to the current Minnesota Capitol Restoration Project.

Published Minnesota State Capitol on 2016-03-03 21:22:23 GMT

Minnesota's first black legislator featured in latest "30-Second State Capitol" piece by Katie Moritz & TPT Almanac.

Published Minnesota State Capitol on 2016-03-01 17:17:59 GMT

Great short video from TPT Almanac about Cass Gilbert's World Famous Self-Supporting Marble dome at the Minnesota State Capitol:

Published Minnesota State Capitol on 2016-02-29 19:56:28 GMT

Before there was Crashed Ice there was the Winter Carnival: Picture of the 1917 Winter Carnival Activities in front of the Minnesota State Capitol (Photo compliments of MNHS)

Published Minnesota State Capitol on 2016-02-28 21:14:32 GMT

Scaffolding coming down in the Supreme Court!

Published Minnesota State Capitol on 2016-02-24 17:46:51 GMT

In case you missed TPT Almanac: News on the South entrance steps!

Published Minnesota State Capitol on 2016-02-21 20:43:16 GMT

More updates on the Capitol coming from TPT Almanac! Restored Georgian Mable is now visible on the Southern facade of the Minnesota State Capitol:

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