Welcome to Capitol Square, a complex that includes the Ohio Statehouse, Senate Building and Atrium. The buildings are not only working
government offices but magnificent monuments to the people and the period during which Ohio's democracy was founded and formed. The
Statehouse is handicapped accessible and senior friendly.
The Ohio Statehouse is open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed holidays. Free guided
tours are offered Monday through Friday on the hour from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., and on Saturdays and Sundays from noon until 3 p.m. Tours
depart from the Map Room easily accessible from the Third Street entrance. Tours are approximately 45 minutes in length. Groups of 10 or
more are requested to call 614/728-2695 in advance to ensure a guide is available for your group.
Free Guided Tours Daily
Guided tours are offered Monday through Friday on the hour from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., and on Saturdays and Sundays from noon until 3 p.m.
Tours are approximately 45-60 minutes in length. Tours depart from the Map Room easily accessible from the Third Street entrance.
Visitors are welcome to drop in at least five minutes before the hour. Groups of 10 or more are requested to call in advance to assure a
guide is available for your group. Contact Barry Hayden at 614/728-2695 for more information or to schedule a group tour. Groups of nine
or fewer are not required to schedule a tour in advance.
After-Hour Statehouse Tours
Building tours are available for after-hour special events held at the Statehouse. Tours for after-hour events are available at the rate of
$20 per tour guide per hour, with a minimum two-hour charge. Each guide can accommodate a tour group of up to 50 guests, although smaller
groups are preferred. All after-hour tours must be concluded by 10 p.m.
Tours can be scheduled in conjunction with your special event and should be requested at least two weeks in advance of your event. Tour
requests made less than two weeks before your event are not guaranteed. Tour groups will be billed for tours cancelled less than 24 hours
in advance of the event. Contact Barry Hayden at 614/728-2695 for more information or to schedule an after-hour tour.
Self-Guided & Audio Wand Tours
Visitors may wander on their own anytime during Statehouse hours with a self-guided tour brochure or borrow a tour wand with pre-recorded
information to follow at your own pace. Self guided tour brochures and tour wands are available at the Statehouse Museum Shop in the Map Room.
While the use of tour wands is free, we ask that an I.D. be left with a Museum Shop clerk during your tour.
The Ohio Statehouse is located at:
1 Capitol Square
Columbus, Ohio 43215-4210
The Ohio Statehouse is located in the center of downtown Columbus, at the corner of Broad and High Streets.