Guided Tours

Welcome

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. 

 

Free Guided Tours Daily

Guided tours are offered Monday through Friday every hour on the hour with the first tour beginning at 10 a.m. and the last tour beginning at 3 p.m. Guided tours are offered on Saturdays and Sundays at 12, 1, 2 , and 3 p.m. Please note that while the Ohio Statehouse is open to the public on the weekends, the House and Senate Chambers are kept locked, and are only available to be viewed during guided tours. 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 required to call two weeks in advance to assure a guide is available for your group. Contact Katie Clement at 614/728-3726 for more information or to schedule a group tour. Groups of nine or fewer are not required to schedule a tour in advance. 

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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 Katie Clement at 614/728-3726 for more information or to schedule an after-hour tour. 

 

Self-Guided & Audio Wand Tours

Visitors are welcome to explore the Statehouse at their leisure during open hours. A self-guided brochure is available in the Map Room, or visitors can use their ID to check out free audio guides from the Museum Shop. Please be sure to allow yourself at least 30 minutes for the audio guide tour. Also note that because this is a working government building, some spaces may be closed during your visit due to legislative business or special events.


Enjoy a historic trip back in time. From the Statehouse's unique Greek Revival Architecture to the stories about the people who built the Ohio Capitol to the remarkable renovation efforts to restore the Statehouse to its original 1861 glory. 

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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.