Jefferson City Convention and Visitors Bureau | Missouri State Capitol
Missouri State Capitol Missouri State Capitol

201 W Capitol Ave, Jefferson City MO 65101

573.751.2854 Map it Website
201 W Capitol Ave
Jefferson City, MO 65101

Capitol Building open Mon-Fri 8 am - 5:00 pm

Sat-Sun 9 am- 4 pm

Capitol Tours:

Reservations are required 24 hours in advance for all guided tours.  To see tour times and make a reservation, visit the Missouri State Museum website or call the museum at 573.751.2854. 

Completed in 1917, the Capitol covers three acres in downtown Jefferson City. Inside the Capitol you will find the Missouri State Museum which features exhibits of outstanding historical significance. The Capitol tour will provide you with an excellent education on the State of Missouri and the structure that represents its home. Missourians approved the issuance of $3.5 million in state bonds to finance the construction of the Capitol. As it was nearing completion, it became apparent that there would be excess funds, slightly more than $1 million. A Capitol Decoration Committee was founded to decide how this money should be put to use. The majority of the artwork on the interior and exterior of the Capitol was acquired by this commission. Artwork in the Missouri State Capitol includes pieces by such notable artists including Thomas Hart Benton and Sir Frank Brangwyn. The three point perspective paintings scattered throughout the hallways are a very popular attraction within the Capitol walls. Open 7 days a week from 8am-5pm (except New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas). Free guided tours of the building are given Monday-Friday, every hour on the hour (with the exception of the noon hour) beginning at 9am with the last tour at 4pm; Saturday and Sunday tours begin at 11am and 2pm. Reservations required 24 hours in advancr. Free admission. Also located on the grounds are the Missouri Law Enforcement memorial and Missouri Veterans Memorial.

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