State Capitol Open for Public Guided Tours

We are pleased to announce that we are again offering free guided tours of the Capitol, beginning June 16, 2021. 

These tours take about an hour and include a trip to the dome observation area. The dome is a 99-step climb above the 3rd floor and is accessible by stairs only. If you are not able to make the climb, we offer a video presentation of the dome on the third floor.  (Self-guided tours of the dome are not permitted.)

Virtual Tours of the Capitol

DENVER - Feb. 5, 2021 - The Colorado Legislative Council is pleased to announce that the second segment of the Capitol building's virtual tour series...

State Capitol Closed to Public Indefinitely

DENVER - March 18, 2020 - The Colorado state capitol will be closed to the public indefinitely.

In order to adhere to social distancing guidelines from the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment and the Center for Disease Control, the capitol building will remain closed to the public until further notice. Staff and members of the media will continue to be allowed in the building at this time.

Capitol - Temporary Closures

DENVER - Mar. 16, 2020 - Pursuant to HJR20-1007, the Second Regular Session of the 72nd General Assembly is Temporarily Adjourned until 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 30, 2020.

2019 Colorado State Capitol Holiday Tree

DENVER - Dec. 5, 2019 - Colorado Governor Jared Polis and Lieutenant Governor Dianne Primavera presided over the Colorado State Capitol Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. Open the story for photos.

Chamber Restored, Reopened

DENVER - Sept. 16, 2019 - This summer, the Capitol's Old Supreme Court Chamber reopened after an extensive restoration that brought it back to its original historic look while improving technical capabilities.

A lower dais was constructed, additional adjustable seating was installed, and the sloped floor was leveled out and re-carpeted. A/V and acoustical updates have improved the functionality of this historic room. Additionally, as in the House and Senate Chamber restorations, stencil was uncovered and re-painted.