Kansas State Capitol Building

Construction of the Kansas State Capitol Building began in 1866. Although the Capitol Building was in use by the legislature starting in 1869, it took 37 years and $3,200,000 to complete. The Capitol is 399 feet by 386 feet, and 304 feet to the top of the cupola. The stone is brown sandstone from the bluffs along Deer Creek, near Vinewood, in Shawnee County, Kansas.

Major renovation of the Capitol Building began in 2002 and cost $330,000,000. That work was completed in early 2014 and the popular free tours to the top of the capitol dome (taking 45 minutes and climbing 296 steps from the 5th floor of the building to view both the interior and the surrounding community) have been restarted.

SW 8th & SW Van Buren, Topeka, KS 66612, USA 66612 Topeka United States

Monday08:00 - 17:30

Tuesday08:00 - 17:30

Wednesday08:00 - 17:30

Thursday08:00 - 17:30

Friday08:00 - 17:30

Saturday10:00 - 16:00