General hours are 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., weekdays. The building is also open from 10-4 on Saturdays.
Free tours of the capitol building are offered during the week, according to the following schedule (based on month):
January through May, tours are offered on the hour, 9-11 and 1-3.
June through December, tours are offered at 9:00, 11:00, 1:00 and 3:00.
Saturday tours, regardless of month, are offered at 10, 11, 1, 2 and 3.
Closed Sundays and all major holidays.
Tours of the dome, up 296 steps, are offered all year. They are offered only with a guide and run on the quarter after the hour from 9:15-3:15 during the week and on the quarter hour 10:15-3:15 on Saturdays.
The stamp for Kansas is located at the tour desk.
This information was updated in June of 2018.
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Comments from readers
We stopped in on Tuesday afternoon. There was a great deal of renovation going on. As we entered the Senate chamber, a gentleman kindly explained that we could not stand in the balcony but could walk through it. He then told us how they had found the beautiful copper and gold leaf ornamentation under layers of smoke, etc. He was so charming and made us feel so welcome. It was wonderful!
-Sharon T., from Minnesota