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Tours leave on the hour and last about 45 minutes. Guides are very knowledgeable (sophie) and was able to answer most questions about the building and government. Well worth our time to see this amazing business.
We went at a quiet time and the tour...More
The state capitol and cathedral dominate the landscape of downtown St. Paul, highlighting America’s former emphasis on good governance and religion.
Wish we had the time to take a tour inside the Capitol.
At night it is beautifully lit up: Summit Ave serves as a...More
I have never been disappointed by a capitol building tour. In the first place, the architecture of the buildings is always amazing, with a combination of materials and furnishings that are hard to find outside the halls of government. In addition, tour guides are full...More
I have been to several state capitol buildings but this is by far the most ornate and intricate. The tour guide, Katie, provided a remarkable experience adding details above and beyond what was expected. I gained a great appreciation of the men and women who...More
Wish I could remember the name of our guide; she was excellent. Learned about the history of the state, building, government and architecture. Guided tours on weekdays are 10:00 am–2:00 pm. Tours leave on the hour and are 45 minutes. There is a visitor hourly...More
I was able to visit the capitol this past spring (2018) and view the incredibly restored building. The 1905 masterpiece, designed by Cass Gilbert whose public buildings in the Beaux Arts style reflect the optimistic American sense that the nation was heir to Greek democracy,...More
One of only four marble domed buildings in the world (along with the capitol of Rhode Island in Providence, the US Capitol in Washngton, DC, and St Peter's Basilica in the Vatican) this Cass Gilbert project is a beautiful government monument.
This is a beautiful building!! Beautiful architecture, lovely marble columns, nicely maintained chambers. We didn't take a guided tour but did talk with docents in the house & senate chambers. They were friendly and helpful. If you appreciate fine architecture, don't miss this one!
Response from pastry-and-poetry | Reviewed this property |
The Minnesota State Capitol will reopen January 2017. Public guided tours will return Jan. 3. 45-minute guided tours will be offered on the hour, Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm and Sunday, 1 to 3 pm. They are free.
Response from Pip18Wisconsin | Reviewed this property |
Hi ---Initially the state capital was going to be in Stillwater. I believe St. Paul was picked because it was on the Mississippi River and there was lots of travel there. Otherwise --- check the state capital site and it... More
Hi ---Initially the state capital was going to be in Stillwater. I believe St. Paul was picked because it was on the Mississippi River and there was lots of travel there. Otherwise --- check the state capital site and it will give you information.