Schedule a Tour of the Wisconsin State Capitol Building!
Designated as a National Historic Landmark in 2001, the Wisconsin State Capitol stands as one of the most pristine and recognizable structures in the region. The current building is the third state Capitol in Madison. It was constructed from 1906 to 1917 by George B. Post from New York, who brought in many of the leading architects, sculptors and painters of the era to assist in making the building the marvel that it is today. More recently, the Capitol underwent a fourteen-year restoration project, which was completed in 2002. The building stands just over 284 feet from the ground floor to the top of the "Wisconsin" statue that is positioned at the top of one of the largest domes in the world. Tens of thousands of students, teachers, vacationers and tourists pay a visit to our state Capitol each year.
The Wisconsin Department of Administration operates the Capitol Tours program, which takes visitors through each house of the legislature, the Wisconsin Supreme Court, the Governor's Conference Room, the North Hearing Room and the central Rotunda, amongst other attractions and features. Tours are given daily from 9:00 - 11:00 AM and 1:00 - 4:00 PM. However, certain periods of the year are in higher demand than others (particularly the late spring and early summer), so be sure to plan well in advance!
Capitol tours can be scheduled through the following website.