at 75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Saint Paul, 55155
Minnesota State Capitol
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.
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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!
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!
Welcome to the 2015 YMCA Youth in Government participants! We look forward to giving you a tour later today!
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!
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!
Happy New Year from the State Capitol Historic Site!
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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.
Happy 158th Birthday Minnesota! On May 11th, 1858 Minnesota became the 32nd state to be admitted to the Union. Happy statehood day!
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
Up close photos of the restoration work being done on the Georgian marble on the exterior of the State Capitol.
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.
A collection of photo's of the Minnesota State Capitol take by other social media agencies and sites.
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
"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
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
Remainder of the Minnesota State Capitol Dome being covered with scaffolding.
Supreme Court Retiring Room's gold gilding pattern recrated off of 1907 photograph at the Minnesota State Capitol.
Restored leaded glass going back into place above the West Grand Staircase in the Minnesota State Capitol!
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.
Construction workers on the Capitol Rotunda's Dome. Photo from the Minnesota House of Information's Twitter account: https://twitter.com/MNHouseInfo/status/714548449086058497
Cass Gilbert's Electrolier in the Rotunda amidst the scaffolding.
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:
Great view of the Capitol from the Northeast from Best of Minnesota: https://twitter.com/BestPixMN/status/708428333030248449/photo/1
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/
Photos of the Minnesota State Capitol comparing construction and previous restoration/renovations to the current Minnesota Capitol Restoration Project.
Minnesota's first black legislator featured in latest "30-Second State Capitol" piece by Katie Moritz & TPT Almanac.
Great short video from TPT Almanac about Cass Gilbert's World Famous Self-Supporting Marble dome at the Minnesota State Capitol:
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)
Scaffolding coming down in the Supreme Court!
In case you missed TPT Almanac: News on the South entrance steps!
More updates on the Capitol coming from TPT Almanac! Restored Georgian Mable is now visible on the Southern facade of the Minnesota State Capitol: