The Capitol opened to the public on July 1, 2021. The Capitol and Capitol Visitor Center will be open to the general public from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sundays. Visitors should use the main entrance located on Bank Street opposite 10th Street.

The Capitol Tour Guides will be located in the Rotunda on the 2nd floor of the Capitol. Self-Guided tours are available during operating hours each day our Capitol Visitors Brochure will help you get started.

Free one-hour guided tours Monday through Saturday are available beginning by 10:00 a.m. for walk-in visitors (or 9:00 a.m. for groups by appointment) and continue throughout the day, with the last tour offered at 4:00 p.m. On Sunday, guided tours are available beginning at 1:00 p.m., with the last tour offered at 4:00 p.m.

In addition, self-guided tours are available during operating hours each day.

The Capitol Building is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

The Virginia Shop at the Capitol hours of operation are Wednesday through Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Visitor Guidelines

A Guide to Virginia Protocol and Traditions is a publication designed to serve as a guide for state agencies as well as the general public in how to interact with government officials. The publication contains information on a wide variety of topics including formal and informal communications, order of precedence, and proper seating arrangements for government officials in social situations. It also outlines some of the ceremonies and traditions in the Commonwealth.