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State Capitol Building

Lansing is the capital city of the state of Michigan. The current State Capitol is the third of Michigan’s capitol buildings. It is a federal building, open to the public for free tours on weekdays. It opened in late 1878 to much acclaim and was restored to its original splendor in the early 1990’s removing half floors, drop ceilings and layers upon layers of paint which allowed historians and artisans to recreate the original designs. This building is one of the premiere examples in the country of decorative painting. Each year the Michigan State Capitol welcomes over 115,000 people including tourists, schoolchildren, and families.


Tour Hours: Monday–Friday 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Closed state and federal holidays
Admission: Free
Reservations: Tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more visitors. Reservations are not required for groups of less than 10 visitors. For those unable to visit in person, Zoom tours are also an option. To reserve a tour call (517) 373-2353 or (517) 373-2348. Learn more here.

FAQs and Tips

  • Summer is usually a good time to visit if you don’t want to run into the many school groups that visit during the school year. If it's during the school year, it's less crowded after 3 p.m.
  • Visitors can do self-guided tours as well.
  • Many special events take place on the Capitol lawn, including an annual Farmer's Market and Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony.
  • Parking is available at metered locations on the street and at public parking ramps that surround the area.

Hotels Nearby

  • 111 N. Grand Ave.
  • (517) 482-0188

The Radisson Hotel Lansing is located in the heart of the entertainment, business, and government districts of Michigan's capital city. Adjacent to the Lansing Convention Center and one block east of the State Capitol, we are within walking distance to several area attractions…

  • 600 E. Michigan Ave.
  • (517) 367-6677

The newest hotel in downtown Lansing, Courtyard by Marriott is ideally located in the heart of the Stadium District, close to the State Capitol and walking distance to the Lansing Center, Jackson Field and Downtown businesses. Close to Lansing Community College and Sparrow…

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