The Minnesota State Capitol is the seat of government for the U.S. state of Minnesota, in its capital city of Saint Paul. It houses the Minnesota Senate, Minnesota House of Representatives, the office of the Attorney General and the office of the Governor.
Be a part of history as it's happening. Connect with this landmark building designed by Cass Gilbert through its amazing stories — and learn about its incredible architecture, art and history.
Saint Paul, MN 55155. For tour information, contact 651-259-3015 or for School Tours: 651-259-3400. Get directions. The State Capitol building is open to the public Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Saturday hours are 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. The building is closed on Sundays.
Getting to the Capitol. 75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard; Saint Paul, MN 55155. Transportation and Parking. Capitol Complex Visitor Map. Capitol Building Visitor Map. Capitol Building Floor Map.
Take a free guided tour and get an overview of Capitol history, art, architecture and state government. Highlights. The second-largest self-supported marble dome in the world; Exterior marble cleaned and repaired; Decorative art, murals and paintings restored to original 1905 patterns and colors
The present Minnesota State Capitol was an ambitious undertaking for a state that was only 37 years old. After nine years of construction at a cost of $4.5 million, the building was opened to the public on Jan. 2, 1905, one day before the 34th legislature convened.
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Minnesota's State Capitol dome is the second largest self-supported marble dome in the world, behind St. Peters in Rome. (Image Courtesy of MarkusMark via Wikimedia Commons).
Designed by Cass Gilbert, the Minnesota State Capitol is considered an architectural treasure. From gleaming marble to vibrant art, the Minnesota State Capitol’s comprehensive, four-year restoration — the largest preservation effort since it first opened in 1905 — was completed in 2017 and does not disappoint.
The Minnesota State Capitol stands as an American monument of Renaissance Revival architecture. Designed and built between 1895 and 1905 as the state reached economic and political maturity, the It also served as a springboard for Cass Gilbert, who began the project as an ambitious young St. Paul architect.