The Kansas State Capitol is considered the state's greatest architectural treasure.


Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm; Sat 8 am-1 pm

Historic tours
Jan- May: Mon-Fri 9 am, 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm
June-Dec: Mon-Fri 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm

Dome tours
Mon-Fri 9:15 am, 10:15 am, 11:15 am

Contact Information

SW 8th and SW Van Buren
Topeka, KS 66612
Phone: 785-296-3966

Location Type

Interpretive Signs
National Register of Historic Places
Walking Tours

Site Info

AC / Heating
Bus / RV Parking
Group Meeting Room
Group Tours
Research Library
Water Fountain
Wheel Chair Accessible

The Kansas State Capitol founders undertook what many thought an impossible task: to create a grand classical structure on the frontier that would symbolize their pride in Kansas' tumultuous path to statehood and their grand hopes for its future. The undertaking was immense and impressive. Under construction for more than 37 years from 1866 to 1903, the statehouse was planned to be the place for the daily business of state government.

The Kansas State Capitol Visitor Center is the gateway to the Capitol. Located to the north side on ground level, the visitor center includes the Capitol Store, the tour desk, a classroom and auditorium, as well as exhibits on the history of state government and the building.

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