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Kansas State Capitol - Historic tours

Kansas State Capitol rotunda, TopekaThe historic tours offer a range of themes in the magnificent Kansas State Capitol. To schedule a tour call 785-296-3966.

First floor

First floor highlights include murals by David H. Overmyer, plus the ornate stenciling in the rotunda, and a view up toward the inner dome.

Second floor

Features on this floor include murals by John Steuart Curry, the well known Tragic Prelude and Kansas Pastoral. Murals by Lumen Martin Winter are located in the rotunda, as are the four statues by Peter Felten, Jr. The ceremonial governor's office is one of the highlights of the tour.

Third floor

The spectacular Senate Chamber in the east wing and Representative Hall in the west wing are important tour stops. The ornate Old Kansas Supreme Court in the south wing and State Library of Kansas in the north wing are equally impressive.

Fourth floor

The east and west wing galleries offer a great view of the two beautiful spaces.

Fifth floor

The dome murals by Abner Crossman can be viewed from fifth floor.

Historic tours are given Monday-Friday:

January - May
9, 10, and 11 a.m. and 1, 2, and 3 p.m.

June - December
9 and 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m.

Reservations for historic tours of the Capitol are strongly encouraged, especially between January and May. The tour is free but the size of each tour group is limited due to space regulations. Tours are provided by the Kansas Historical Society.

Free bus transportation for USD 501 schools