Welcome From The Chairman
On behalf of the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board and staff, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the Ohio Statehouse
We hope this virtual visit will inspire you to come to the "People's House" and explore the seat of Ohio government. Our state's
Capitol is one of the oldest working statehouses in the country. The Statehouse contains the Chambers, hearing rooms and offices
of the Ohio Legislature as well as the office of the Governor.
Early Ohioans wanted their capitol building to serve as a symbol of the state's democratic form of government. They looked for
inspiration in the architecture of ancient Greek cities and based the Ohio Statehouse on the design of ancient classic temples.
Our statehouse is more than just a monument to our past, it is where history happens.
I invite you to visit the Ohio Statehouse and be inspired by the architecture, fine art, interpretive exhibits and the working
offices and chambers that have been the site of Ohio government since 1861. Come and participate in the ongoing democratic process.
While here, you'll find convenient and affordable parking, free tours, our gift shop and Capitol Cafe.
Sincerely, Richard H. Finan Chairman