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Visiting the Minnesota State Capitol

Find valuable information about visiting the Capitol while it is undergoing a historic restoration, renovation and repair initiative.

Visitor Information

The Minnesota State Capitol is undergoing a $309.674 million, three plus-years restoration, renovation and repair initiative. Work began in fall 2013 and will end in 2017.

The Capitol is Now Closed

As of Friday, May 29, 2015 the Minnesota State Capitol is closed to the public. It will remain closed until early 2017. The basement tunnel connecting the Capitol to nearby buildings remains open to tenants and employees via key card access.

Visit the Minnesota State Capitol Restoration Project website for the most up-to-date information as the restoration project continues. 


The Minnesota State Capitol is located on the north side of downtown St. Paul.

Minnesota State Capitol
75 Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155

Blue arrow State Capitol Complex Visitor Map (PDF)

Full map of all buildings, parking facilities and transportation locations around the Capitol Complex.

Blue arrow State Capitol Building Visitor Map (PDF)

Map of the immediate vicinity of the Capitol building and the nearest parking facilities and transportation locations.


During the Capitol restoration project, parking locations and availability may change. Visit the Parking/Transit tab of the Minnesota State Capitol Restoration Project website for the most up-to-date information.

Where to Enter the Capitol Building

All Capitol entrances are currently closed.

As the restoration progresses, available entrances may change. See the Visiting the Capitol tab of the Minnesota State Capitol Restoration Project website for the most up-to-date information.

What to Expect At the Capitol Building

The Capitol is an active construction site. Your safety is our number one priority. Please stay within the designated public areas.

Expect construction workers and machinery. Expect noise and vibration coming from behind temporary walls.

Since this is a top-to-bottom restoration, the exterior is also a construction zone. Expect scaffolding, chain link fences, machinery, workers and closed sidewalks.

Most offices are relocating to other Capitol Complex buildings. Check the Department Relocation List (PDF) for the most current information.

Getting Around the Capitol Basement Tunnel

Effective May 29, 2015, the Capitol basement tunnel remains open to tenants and employees via key card access.


Self-guided outdoor Capitol Mall walking and virtual tours are available. To learn more about the "Capitol Memorials and Remembrances Walking Tour," see the Minnesota Historical Society website. Indoor tours have been suspended until construction work is complete in 2017.

Visiting your Legislator

Capitol building tenants have relocated to other buildings. To find your legislator's office:

  1. Enter your full address on the Who Represents Me? webpage, click the SEARCH button. 
  2. Click on the name of the legislator you are visiting. Your legislator's webpage with current contact information will pop up.
  3. Or contact the Senate or House information offices at the following numbers: 

Minnesota Senate Information: 651-296-0504
Minnesota House of Representatives Information: 651-296-2146

Attending a Hearing

Check the Legislative Meeting Calendar webpage to confirm a hearing location.

Events and Rallies

The Minnesota State Capitol Restoration Project has affected locations available for public rallies and special events through the end of 2016. All public rallies on the Capitol Complex grounds will be held outside.

Blue arrow To Find Your Event

Check the Capitol Complex Events Calendar webpage. 

Blue arrow Alternate Indoor Venues  

See indoor options for public events at nearby state buildings and private organizations on the State Capitol Alternate Venue flyer (PDF). 

For more information or questions on event permits, equipment rental, and event resources visit the Public Events webpage.



Because the Capitol building is currently closed, restrooms are unavailable.


  • Rathskeller Cafe (the Capitol cafeteria) - Closed.
  • Cafeterias in other buildings on the Capitol Complex will remain open. The closest ones to the Capitol are in the Centennial building and the Transportation building.


  • There is an ATM in the Capitol basement tunnel near the Rathskeller entrance. 

Lost and Found

Call 651-201-2300. You will reach the Department of Administration's Plant Management Division, which provides lost and found services to the Capitol Complex area.

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