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Visitors to the Capitol can take a guided or self-guided of the building. Visitors are also welcome to take a self-guided tour of Capitol Square.

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.


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Guided tours of the Michigan State Capitol feature the public areas of the Capitol including the Rotunda and the Gallery of the Governors. Tours also include access to the Senate and House Galleries when available.

Capitol tours are a free service provided by the State of Michigan.

Guided Tour Hours

  Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed



Guided tours are available 9-4, Monday-Friday. Tours last approximately 45 to 60 minutes. Guided tour times are subject to change daily based on staffing levels. Visitors interested in a guided tour should call the Capitol Tour Service at (517)373-2353 in advance to verify guided tour times.


The Capitol is closed on the following holidays:

New Year's Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Presidents' Day
Memorial Day
Juneteenth Holiday
Fourth of July
Labor Day
Veterans Day
Thanksgiving Holiday (Thursday - Sunday)
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day
New Year's Eve

The historic Michigan Supreme Court Chamber, now home to the Senate Appropriation Committee, c. 1992.
The historic Michigan Supreme Court Chamber, now home to the Senate Appropriation Committee, c. 1992.
Photo Courtesy of Balthazar Korab

If the officially recognized state holiday falls on a weekend the Capitol is closed the preceding Friday or the Monday following the holiday. The Capitol is closed on the Saturdays of holiday weekends except for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, and Veterans Day. Please call 517-373-2353 to verify open or closed status surrounding the holidays.

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The Capitol Tour and Information Service books tours of both the Michigan State Capitol, and some tours for the Michigan Historical Museum. Tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more visitors. Reservations are not required for groups of less than 10 visitors.

To reserve a tour call (517) 373-2353 or (517) 373-2348.

View Current Tour Schedules and Availability by Quarter or by Legislative Chamber.

For Teachers: Learn more about planning a trip to the Capitol for your class at Tour Information for Teachers & Group Leaders.

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The Capitol Tour, Education, and Information Service is pleased to offer Zoom tours for groups of ten or larger who are unable to visit the Capitol in person.
To schedule a Zoom tour, please call 517-373-2353 or 517-373-2348.

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We are pleased to offer tours with a licensed American Sign Language interpreter for our Deaf and hard of hearing guests.
These tours will be offered quarterly and are limited to 45 people a tour. Please e-mail your reservation request to CapitolTourGuides@legislature.mi.gov.


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Visitors to the Capitol are welcome to enjoy a self-guided tour through the building. Tour booklets are available for pickup at the Capitol Tour and Information Services, located on the ground floor in the east wing, or are available below.

Visitors who opt to take a self-guided tour will have access to the public areas of the Capitol, including the Rotunda and the Gallery of the Governors. They may also visit the House and Senate galleries when available.

Self-Guided Tour Hours

  Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Self-guided tour booklets are free courtesy of the State of Michigan.
A Tour of Your State Capitol in English
مبنى البرلمان في ولاية ميشيغن "كابيتول (Arabic)
密歇根州的國會大廈參觀 (Chinese)
LE CAPITOLE DU MICHIGAN - Visite Guidée (French)
DAS CAPITOL IN MICHIGAN (German)
あなたの州議事堂 (Japanese)
КАПИТОЛИЙ МИЧИГАНА (Russian)
UN RECORRIDO POR EL CAPITOLIO DE SU ESTADO (Spanish)


Michigan State Capitol Art Guide- Inside
Michigan State Capitol Art Guide - Outside
(Best when printed landscape.)

Michigan State Capitol Square: A Guide to its Architecture and Monuments - Inside
Michigan State Capitol Square: A Guide to its Architecture and Monuments - Outside
(Best when printed landscape.)