Minnesota State Capitol

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  • Free, $5 suggested donation for guided tours

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  • Accessible from I-94 & 35E, just N of downtown St. Paul. Park at meters M–F, park free in all state parking lots on weekends. GPS: 44.9551,-93.1022

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  • Open Monday-Friday: 8:30 am-5 pm, Saturday: 10 am- 3 pm, Sunday: 1-4 pm

Attraction Attributes

  • Accessible to Disabled
  • Can Accommodate Groups of 45 or more

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  1. Quadriga Starlight Tour

    Quadriga Starlight Tour

    75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
    St Paul, MN 55155
    Call: (651) 296-2881

    Take a 90-minute guided tour of the restored State Capitol building and meet a range of historical characters who will share stories about the Capitol's construction and history. Explore historic chambers and public spaces and view world-renowned artwork.

    Following the tour, climb to the rooftop for a rare evening opportunity to view the gilded quadriga—the golden horses on the Capitol roof—against the backdrop of the lighted skyline of the Twin Cities.

    Note: Access to the quadriga requires climbing 63 steps.

  2. Shadows & Spirits of the Capitol Tour

    Shadows & Spirits of the Capitol Tour

    75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
    St Paul, MN 55155
    Call: (651) 296-2881

    Join a one-hour guided tour of the restored Capitol through the shadowy rotunda, hallways, and chambers, lit with original early 1900s lighting. Visitors will encounter historical "spirits," including a night watchman, Civil War veteran, a woman suffragist, and more, who will tell stories of the Capitol's early history.

    This tour is appropriate for age 7 and up.

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