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School Tour Season Arrives

March brings busloads of fourth graders to Lincoln and the Capitol for their Nebraska History field trip. Students from across Nebraska visit the building hoping to take a tour, meet with their state senator and watch the Legislature in session. Most of the prime tour times, 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. are already booked by school groups. But tours are offered every hour, except noon, starting at 9:00 and going until 4:00 p.m. School tours should always call in advance to schedule at guided tour or a self-guided walk-through tour; Capitol tour staff know the schedule and can make recommendations to best meet a group’s needs. Adult visitors and families are welcome to join a school tour. Those looking for a general public tour and not a fourth grade Nebraska History tour should try the 9:00 a.m.  or 4:00 p.m. tour times, although school tours may be booked at these times also. Best to call the tour office at 402-471-0448 in advance and check the day’s schedule. Weekend tours are available and rarely have school groups scheduled.

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.