Visit the Capitol

See it for yourself

The best way to experience the beauty and grandeur of Wisconsin's Capitol building (located at 2 East Main Street, Madison, WI 53702) is to see it for yourself.

Free tours are offered daily, except on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas. Tours start at the information desk Monday through Saturday at 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 am and 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 pm; and Sundays at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 p.m. A 4:00 p.m. tour is offered weekdays (Monday - Friday), excluding holidays, during Memorial Day through Labor Day. Plan on spending 45-55 minutes for a tour. Groups of ten or more can make an on-line reservation for a tour of the State Capitol or call (608)266-0382.

A sixth floor museum and observation deck are also open in summer.

Daily free tours

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Wheelchair-accessible entrances are located between the wings of the capitol. Elevators are available up to the fourth floor.

Information on parking near the capitol is available at the City of Madison website.


Monday - Friday: 8am - 6pm

Weekends and Holidays: 8am - 4pm