State Capitol Building Tours Lansing
Where is it at?
State Capitol Building Tours
Capitol Ave at Michigan Ave
Tel: 517 373-2353
Where are we going today?
Take the family on a fascinating journey through the iconic State Capitol Building in Lansing, Michigan!
The tours will take you back into the Victorian era when you experience the award winning architecture of Elijah E. Myers - one of the most talented architects during the Gilded Age!
Did you know that the State Capitol Building took six years to construct? Pretty impressive! There are also over nine acres of hand painted surfaces within the building. How amazing is that!?
It's also fascinating facts like those which you can learn when you take the guided tours that are offered.
The tours are offered every 30 minutes, and really give you an insight into this amazing building that has been responsible for shaping so much of the state of Michigan!
When you embark on the tours, you will be taken through the public areas of the building, as well as visits to the House and Senate galleries. More suitable for the older kids, you can learn the history of the building, as well as the legislative process.
For any kids in the family who have taken an interest in politics, then this is an invaluable experience!
If you don't want to schedule a time for the guided tours, the self-guided tours are just as fun. If you have a good guide book with you, you can take your time and enjoy the building and the history as you please.
So take a step back through history, AND learn all about how this building is shaping the future!
A fascinating family day out in Lansing at the State Capitol Building.
How much does it cost?
When can we go?
Guided tours 9am - 4pm weekdays, and 10am - 3pm Saturday.
Closed Sundays, and Saturdays of Holidays weekends like Memorial Day or Labor Day.
You need to reserve your spot, but they have a Tour Information booklet just for teachers so you can plan your trip!.
It's best to grab food in Lansing before you take your tour. There are plenty of options!.
The surrounded area has plenty of options for healthy eating. .
Any Top Tips?
Tours are every 30 minutes .
Doing our bit
They look forward to teaching all who visit about this amazing building and history. The building itself has been preserved beautifully!.
Need a little extra help?
The building is handicap accessible.
If there is a special event, like the State of the State Address, it might prevent access to the building for self-guided tours. .