Guided tours are provided daily by volunteers. Large groups and on weekends, tours must be scheduled several days in advance. Please call 605-773-3688 to schedule your tour.
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 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
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 June 25, 1908 when the cornerstone for the South Dakota State Capitol was laid, Governor Coe Crawford said in his address: "The new capitol will do more than comfortably accommodate the officers who are to labor within its walls for the people whom they will serve. It will stand throughout the coming years as an expression of beauty and art, and as the people come and go and linger within its walls, they will see in it an expression of the soul of the state."