chamberentranceStep back into the Victorian era with a visit to Michigan’s award-winning Capitol Building. Designed by Elijah E. Myers, one of the foremost architects of public buildings during the Gilded Age (1865-1914), construction of the Capitol Building took six years and contains over nine acres of hand-painted surfaces. It was dedicated to the citizens of Michigan in 1879. Guided tours are offered from 9:00am – 4:00pm Monday through Friday. Guide tour times are subject to change daily based on staffing levels, visitors interested in a guided tour should call ahead to verify guided tour times.

Walking Tour of the Michigan State Capitol

The Michigan State Capitol enjoys a well-deserved reputation as one of the nation’s most important historic buildings. It is also one of its most beautiful. Tours are offered from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Capitol is closed Saturdays, Sundays, and on state and federal holidays.

Current Groups scheduled for Capitol Tours

Scheduled Tours, Legislative Sessions, Rallies & Events

Building Information

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