Michigan’s present Capitol—the state’s third—has a long and interesting history dating back to the 1800s. In 1992 it was designated a National Historic Landmark by the United States Secretary of the Interior, meaning that the Michigan State Capitol is recognized as a nationally significant historic site that possesses exceptional value to the people of our country.
Explore the history of Michigan’s Capitol—from art and architecture to technology and politics—here.
Michigan’s Three Capitols
Michigan has had three capitol buildings, and two capital cities.
Learn more about some of the most significant rooms in the Michigan State Capitol.
Capitol Square is home to beautiful Victorian-inspired flower beds.