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Kansas State Capitol - Plan your visit

Kansas State Capitol, Topeka

Phased schedule:

COVID-19 reopening plans

The Kansas Historical Society is taking extra steps to keep the public, staff members, and their families safe. We are opening in phases based on state and county health guidelines.

Currently open to self-guided tours, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday.

Historic tours return no earlier than August 31, 2020, or September 8, 2020.

Locating the Capitol

Please follow these driving directions to the parking lot on the north side of the building instead of your GPS.

Entering the building

Parking

  • Underground parking garage entrance is located on 8th Avenue between Harrison and Van Buren, open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday
  • Off street parking available on 8th Avenue
  • Alternative parking available in the Kansas Judicial Center lot for all types of vehicles, including buses, campers, trailers, and fifth wheels
  • Capitol driving and parking information (PDF)

Capitol Square

Admission

  • No fee
  • Closed Sundays and state holidays

Historic tours - currently suspended

  • Tour description
  • Tour reservations are not required for groups of 10 or fewer
  • Monday - Friday, January - May: 9, 10 a.m., 11 a.m.,  1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.
  • Monday - Friday, June - December: 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10, and 11 am., 1, 2, and 3 pm.

Tour activities to print and bring along

Dome tours - currently suspensed

  • Tour description
  • Tour reservations are not required for groups of 10 or fewer
  • Monday - Friday: 9:15 a.m., 10:15 a.m.,  11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m., 3:15 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:15, and 11:15 am., 12:15, 1:15, 2:15, and 3:15 pm.

Virtual tour

Getting there

  • Bus routes
  • Through Topeka Transit
  • Via routes West 10th, West 21st, West 6th, Huntoon, West 17th, West 29th, White Lakes, South California, West 10th Sp

Second floor rotunda, Kansas State Capitol, Topeka

Additional information

  • ADA accessible. Please notify us prior to your visit if you or a member of your party requires accommodation for special needs or disabilities.
  • Don's Snack Shop, located at 380-W, is open weekday mornings
  • Use this facility for public events

Capitol Store

  • Open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday
  • Shop during visiting hours
  • Wide selection of Kansas gifts

Local travel links

Upcoming Events

Map/Directions

Driving directions