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Minnesota State Capitol - Image Courtesy MHS
Free Wi-Fi Available
75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55155
Admission: $0.00
Admission is free. Suggested donation of $5 for guided tours.
Hours of Operation:
Mon. 08:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Tue. 08:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Wed. 08:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Thu. 08:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Fri. 08:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Sat. 10:00 AM – 03:00 PM
Sun. Closed
Showing hours as of 3/12/22. Follow the link for current hours.

In 2017, The Minnesota State Capitol celebrated a grand reopening after restoration and repairs were completed. Family can tour the capitol either with a guide or on their own.

Minnesota State Capitol
Minnesota State Capitol – Image used with permission from Minnesota Historical Society

Tours at the Minnesota State Capitol

Guided tours last 45 minutes and start on the hour weekdays from 10am to 2pm and Saturdays from 10am to 3pm for a suggested donation of $5. Get an overview of Capitol history, view the art and architecture, and learn a bit about state government. You’ll also learn about the recent restoration.

With smaller kids you may not be ready to commit to a 45-minute tour but still want to learn a little. Find a suggested itinerary for self-guided tours here.

Kids participating in an Art Treasures Scavenger Hunt at the Minnesota State Capitol in Saint Paul, MN

Architecture, Art and Exhibits at the Minnesota State Capitol

The Capitol was designed by Minnesota architect, Cass Gilbert, who you can learn a little more about here. Depending on the age of your kids and how in depth you want your visit to be, the Capitol’s website has a wealth of information that you can study as a family before or after your visit regarding the art and exhibits currently on display. 
Girl participating in art treasure hunt at the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul, MN

Useful Information for Parents

  • Bring your own stroller if you feel you will need one because the state capitol does not have strollers available.
  • All restrooms have diaper changing stations
  • WiFi is available and you may need it for a self-guided tour.
  • Pair this outing with a tour of the St. Paul Cathedral.

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