Hours and Days of Operation

The Capitol building is open to visitors from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sundays. Self-Guided tours are available during operating hours each day our Capitol Visitors Brochure will help you get started.

Free one-hour guided tours begin Monday through Saturday no later than 10:00 a.m. for walk-in visitors (9:00 a.m. for groups by appointment), with the last tour commencing at 4:00 p.m. On Sunday, guided tours are available beginning at 1:00 p.m., with the last tour commencing at 4:00 p.m. In addition, self-guided tours are available during operating hours each day.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

Indoor guided tours last about one hour and include two newly restored rooms that were not previously on tour. In addition to the Rotunda, Old House and Old Senate chambers, tour groups usually see one of the 1906 legislative chambers located in the wings (when the General Assembly is not in session).

For more information on arranging guided tours, contact:

Tours are available daily of the underground extension and newly restored Capitol.
Tours are available daily of the underground extension and newly restored Capitol.

Capitol Square Guided Tours

capitoltourguides@house.virginia.gov

Capitol Guided Tours
c/o tour supervisor
Post Office Box 406
Richmond, Virginia 23218

Call our main voice number 804-698-1788 to verify daily tour schedules and make group tour appointments for groups of 10 or more people.

Please Provide the Following Information When Arranging:

  • Group name, tour coordinator, main telephone number, cell phone number, fax or e-mail.
  • Preferred date and time of visit (have alternate dates available if possible).
  • Total number in group, including chaperons. (Note: appointments for groups larger than 90 people are subject to availability of guides.)
  • Age/grade level of students.