CAPITOL TOURS

The Michigan State Capitol Commission and the Tour, Education and Information Service are pleased to announce the opening of Heritage Hall. Beginning July 6, 2022, the main Capitol entry for our guests and tour groups will be transitioned to the new entry on the extreme north end of the Capitol (off Ottawa Street). Heritage Hall features a large bus drop off and pick up area, expanded tour orientation rooms, history exhibits, an artifact conservation space, a large meeting space and ample restroom facilities. While tour books for self-guided tours will still be available at the front, east ground floor entry, visitors desiring guided tours and pre-scheduled tour groups must enter the Capitol at the Heritage Hall entry on Ottawa Street.

Please be advised that between June 6-October, 2022 the main expressway (I-496) through downtown Lansing will be closed to all traffic-both east and westbound. Clearly marked, brief detours on parallel roads will need to be made and this may increase travel time to and from the Capitol. Please adjust your travel time accordingly.

Every year the Michigan State Capitol welcomes over 115,000 people including tourists, schoolchildren, and families that tour the building with a guide or independently. While at the Capitol visitors have the opportunity to watch the legislature meet for session, they can admire the nine acres of hand-painted decorative art, and they learn stories from Michigan’s past.

Whether you are interested in state history, Michigan’s government, or art, we encourage you to plan to tour Michigan’s beautiful Capitol today!

Plan Your Tour
Learn more about guided and self-guided tour options and scheduling. Includes information for teachers planning field trips.

Hours
Includes hours for the Capitol building and tours.

Tour Schedules
View a full list of all of the Capitol’s scheduled tours.

Take A Virtual Tour of the Capitol
Take A Virtual Tour of the Capitol Dome
Enjoy the beauty of Michigan’s Capitol anywhere! Take these virtual tours.

Parking and Maps
Parking information for buses and personal vehicles.

Disability Resources
Information about parking, entrance door access, and restrooms.
The fully restored Governor’s Office and Parlor, c. 1992.
Photo Courtesy of Balthazar Korab.
The fully restored Governor’s Office and Parlor, c. 1992.
Photo Courtesy of Balthazar Korab.