The Michigan State Capitol Commission and the Capitol Tour, Education and Information Service is pleased to announce the Capitol will return to normal operating hours beginning Monday, June 8, 2020. The Capitol will be open 8-5 with tours offered on the hour from 9-4. Single use self-guided tour books are also available. The Capitol will be closed on Saturdays until further notice. The following new protocols have been instituted.
  • All Capitol staff will wear protective facemasks and the use of facemasks will be expected/strongly recommended for all Capitol visitors.
  • Hand sanitizing stations have been placed throughout the Capitol.
  • Tours will be limited to 10 people.
  • Tour orientation room benches will be sanitized between each use of the room. Benches have been placed six feet apart and marked to insure social distancing.
  • Capitol visitors are encouraged to maintain proper social distancing while on the tour, make use of the hand sanitizing stations throughout the Capitol and be advised against using the handrails in the Capitol (if possible). Handrails, rotunda railings and restrooms will be disinfected regularly throughout the day.
The Capitol Tour, Education, and Information department is offering digital opportunities to visit the Capitol. To schedule a group tour via Zoom, please call (517) 373-2353. In addition, Capitol Educators are offering regular video tours via Facebook Livestream. To watch these tours please follow the Michigan State Capitol page at https://www.facebook.com/MIStateCapitol.

Livestream tours are scheduled for the following dates. Please check our Facebook page or twitter @MIStateCapitol for scheduling.

The Michigan State Capitol opened on January 1, 1879, to great acclaim. Designed by architect Elijah E. Myers, Michigan’s Capitol holds a special place in American history as one of the first state capitols to be topped by a lofty cast iron dome. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1992. Image of Capitol with dark sky and light clouds.
Capitol of Michigan
Photo Courtesy of David Marvin