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The Michigan State Capitol Commission and the Tour, Education and Information Service are pleased to announce the opening of Heritage Hall. 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 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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Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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Self-guided tour booklets available Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
A picture of the Michigan State Library.
The Michigan State Capitol, seen from Michigan Avenue in downtown Lansing. For many years the Capitol’s dome was lit with approximately 800 incandescent lightbulbs.
Image Courtesy of the Michigan State Capitol Archive, Lawler Collection

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

If the officially recognized state holiday falls on a weekend the Capitol is closed the preceding Friday or the Monday following the holiday. Please call 517-373-2353 to verify open or closed status surrounding the holidays.

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In addition to the hours posted above, when either house of the legislature or a legislative committee is in session prior to 8:00 a.m. or after 5:00 p.m., or on Saturday, Sunday or a holiday, the building shall be open to the public 30 minutes before commencement of the session and closed 30 minutes after adjournment of the Senate, House of Representatives, or legislative committee.