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State Capitol Building

100 Capitol Ave.
Lansing, MI 48933
Phone: (517) 373-2353
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Step back into the Victorian era with a visit to Michigan's award-winning Capitol Building. Designed by Elijah E. Myers, one of the foremost architects of public buildings during the Gilded Age (1865-1914), construction of the Capitol Building took six years and contains over nine acres of hand-painted surfaces. The building was dedicated to the citizens of Michigan in 1879. Tours of the public areas and the House and Senate galleries are available every half hour.

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  • Directions: FROM NORTH: 127 South to 496 West. Take 496 West to Grand Avenue (Exit 7A). Turn right (north) on Grand Avenue. Go approximately 6 blocks to Michigan Avenue. Turn left (west) on Michigan Avenue. Go approximately 2 blocks to Capital Avenue. The Capitol is directly in front of you at the corner of Capital Avenue and Michigan Avenue (Michigan deadends into Capital). FROM EAST: 96 West to 127 North (Exit 106B). Take 127 North to 496 West. Take 496 West to Grand Avenue (Exit 7A). Turn right (north) on Grand Avenue. Go approximately 6 blocks to Michigan Avenue. Turn left (west) on Michigan Avenue. Go approximately 2 blocks to Capital Avenue. The Capitol is directly in front of you at the corner of Capital Avenue and Michigan Avenue (Michigan deadends into Capital). FROM SOUTH: 127 North to 496 West. Take 496 West to Grand Avenue (Exit 7A). Turn right (north) on Grand Avenue. Go approximately 6 blocks to Michigan Avenue. Turn left (west) on Michigan Avenue. Go approximately 2 blocks to Capital Avenue. The Capitol is directly in front of you at the corner of Capital Avenue and Michigan Avenue (Michigan deadends into Capital). FROM WEST: 96 East to 496/Downtown Lansing (Exit 95). Take 496 East to Pine-Walnut Sts./Downtown Lansing (Exit 6). Take exit approximately 4 blocks to Grand Avenue. Turn left (north) on Grand Avenue. Go approximately 6 blocks to Michigan Avenue. Turn left (west) on Michigan Avenue. Go approximately 2 blocks to Capital Avenue. The Capitol is directly in front of you at the corner of Capital Avenue and Michigan Avenue (Michigan deadends into Capital).
  • Hours of Operation: Open Mon.–Fri. 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (guided tours only.) Tours conducted every 1/2 hour. Summer tours are conducted on the hour.
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  • Admission Price: Admission: Free.