Capitol Building tours are provided daily, including weekends, by volunteers and must be scheduled 48 hours (Business days) in advance. Please call 605.773.3688 to schedule your tour of the Capitol. We recommend that groups not be more than 25. Provide at least 1 adult chaperone for every 10 students.
Tours take approximately one hour. Tours will begin at the North Entrance of the State Capitol unless other arrangements are requested when scheduling tours.
Buses are asked to park on Broadway Avenue, directly North of the Capitol, or on Nicollet Avenue, directly West of the Capitol, after dropping off their passengers. Capitol Aerial View
Self-Guided Tour and Activity booklets are available for those visitors who wish to tour the Capitol on their own. The booklets are located near the entrance to the Annex inside the North entrance to the Capitol, and on Second Floor in the Rotunda, near the front doors. Available is the State Capitol Activities booklet with fun facts and games.
State Capitol Activities
A Virtual Tour of the Capitol is also available.
State Capitol Scavenger HuntCourtesy of the SD Public Broadcasting
Self Guided Tour Book
The Capitol is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Weekends and holidays, the Capitol is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Beginning the Wednesday before the Thanksgiving holiday through the end of Legislative Session, the Capitol is open from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Wheelchairs are available inside the Limited Mobility entrance on the West side of the Capitol. Please return wheelchairs to their proper location after use. Information for visitors with disabilities can be found here.
On your next trip to Pierre, South Dakota, please stop to see the Capitol and walk the beautiful Capitol grounds. The State Capitol is open to the public Monday thru Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekends and holidays.
We look forward to your visit. Thank you