Skip to main content Official Nebraska Government Website was developed by the Office of the Capitol Commission.

Any questions, suggestions or concerns can be directed to the Tourism Office.

The Font Bureau kindly redrew the Capitol logotype based on engravings within the building.

If you are unable to find content that used to be on the website, or are finding broken links, please report it to this email.

The original was developed by members of the Capitol Group, part of the Department of Administrative Services State Building Division, and was made possible by a major grant from the Cooper Foundation. One of the oldest private foundations in the country, Cooper Foundation was established in 1934 by Joseph H. Cooper. Serving the state of Nebraska, their mission is to support innovative ideas that promise substantial impact and encourage others to make similar or larger grants. The Cooper Foundation supports Nebraska non-profit organizations working in education, human services, the arts and the humanities. Additional funding was provided by the Nebraska Architectural Foundation, and the Nebraska Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. This new website expands upon the previous website and provides more information of interest about the Nebraska State Capitol. 

Color photographs of the Nebraska State Capitol used in this website are copyrighted by the Office of the Capitol Commission/Nebraska Capitol Collections, and cannot be used without permission. Many of the images are from the OCC/NCC Sidney Spelts Collection.

Special thanks to the Nebraska State Historical Society for allowing the use of their copyrighted historical capitol images. The digital scanning of Nebraska Capitol Collections images was done at the Gerald R. Ford Conservation Center in Omaha.

Nebraska State Historical Society, 1500 R Street, Lincoln, Ne 68501-2554 (402) 471-3270 fax(402) 471-3100.
Gerald R. Ford Conservation Center, 1326 So. 32nd Street, Omaha, Ne 68105

The new website was designed with guidance from Rob Hunter of True Italic.

Capitol photograph copyright of Frank Tower

Are You Interested in Seeing the Building in Person?

We're open 7 days a week, so plan a visit here. Then, explore some photos and perhaps read more about the Memorial Chamber.

Capitol quick facts

  • Construction started in 1922, completed in 1932.
  • The architect was Bertram G. Goodhue.
  • There are 15 floors above ground.
  • The building is 400 feet tall.
  • It is the third Nebraska State Capitol.
  • It cost $9.8 million in 1932 dollars.

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1445 K Street
We’re on K, between 14th and 16th Streets
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509–4696
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Building hours

  • Monday ‐ Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday ⁄ Holidays: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.
  • Tours Available on the Hour
    (Except at Noon)
  • Open every day except Thanksgiving Day, the Friday after, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.