Guided ToursGuided tours hours are from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. The Capitol is closed Saturday of Holiday weekends i.e. Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and other Holidays when the recognized state holiday is on a Friday or Monday.
Tours encompass the public areas of the Capitol and include visits to the House and Senate galleries.
Guides provide historical and contemporary information on the building and the legislative process.
Guided tour times are subject to change daily based on staffing levels. Visitors interested in a guided tour should call ahead to verify guided tour times.
The Tour Information for Teachers and Group Leaders booklet is a useful publication when planning a trip to the Capitol.
Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more visitors.
For reservations call (517) 373-2353 or (517) 373-2348;
Capitol Tour and Information Service
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514
You may want to consider a visit to the Michigan Historical Museum, too. Within walking distance of the Capitol, the museum has five levels of permanent and changing exhibits that tell the story of Michigan's past. Ninety minutes is suggested.
Self Guided ToursWith a good guide book, Self Guided tours can be great fun too! There is no need to schedule a time for a self guided tour during normal business hour. Upon rare occasion a special event, such as the State of the State Address may prevent access to the building.
The State Capitol is handicap accessible. Please see Capitol Services and Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities.