Miss Emma Tours

Group Tours

Be a guest at the Ohio Statehouse. You may order a meal inside Ohio's Capitol Building. The group meal and tour is available to motor coach tours, clubs, office parties or other groups of 10 to 55. The Capitol Cafe offers lunch. After the meal, visitors will be given a tour of the Ohio Statehouse, learning about the history and architecture of the building. 

 

Availability

Group tour meal availability is limited during the months of March, April and May due to a high volume of school group tours and busy legislative session days. 

 

How to Schedule a Meal and Tour for Your Group

This group tour and meal is designed for groups of 10-55. Please make your inquiries at least 90 days in advance of your event to assure availability. 

 

For More Information Contact

BOOK YOUR MEAL PORTION:

Milo's Catering and Banquet Services 614/224-0272 info@cateringbymilos.com 

BOOK YOUR TOUR PORTION: 

Barry Hayden, Manager of Educational Services 614/728-3726 1-888/OHIO-123 bhayden@csrab.state.oh.us 

 

Menu Options

Choose 2 main dishes and two side dishes 

 

Main Dishes:

Braised Beef in Home-style Gravy

Herb-Roasted Quartered Chicken

Crispy Fried Chicken Breast

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Roasted Pork Loin

 

 

Side Dishes:

Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

Roasted Redskin Potatoes

Rice Pilaf Seasonal

Vegetable Medley

Corn on the Cob

Green Beans

Garden Tossed Salad 

 

 

All meals are served family style and include assorted seasonal desserts and a beverage service of coffee, tea and soft drinks. Other meal options can be created upon request - prices may vary. 

 

The Tour

As a part of the experience, visitors will be treated to a tour of the Ohio Statehouse. Since 1861, the Ohio Statehouse has served as the literal and symbolic center of Ohio State Government. The building's striking Greek Revival architecture expresses the pride of citizens and their fondness for democratic ideals, first among them that all Ohioans are welcome and invited to participate in the process of governing. Restored to its original beauty, Capitol Square is a living monument to be shared with all who visit the buildings and grounds. The Ohio Statehouse Museum Education Center staff and volunteers will provide a 45-minute tour. 

 

The Classic Tour

The Classic Tour of the Ohio Statehouse is intended to introduce visitors to the buildings of Capitol Square. It includes a general overview of the history, art and architecture of the site and also its ongoing use as a working government building.The Classic Tour focuses on the Rotunda, Atrium, Ohio Senate Chamber and Ohio House of Representatives Chamber—the Ohio Statehouse is the epicenter of Ohio government. The laws of the “Buckeye State” are made here, at the Ohio Capitol.

 

The Fees

WEEKDAY

Boarding House-Style Lunch Preferred seating at 11 a.m. OR 1:30 p.m. $14.95 per person plus tax and 18% gratuity. 

 

Boarding House-Style Supper Preferred seating at 5 p.m. $19.95 per person plus tax and 18% gratuity. 

 

A deposit of 50 percent of total charges due, including tax, is required to confirm booking of your event. 

 

A $120 charge for the tour is assessed to all after-hour evening tours. 

 

WEEKEND

Boarding House-Style Lunch Preferred seating at 11 a.m. OR 1:30 p.m. $19.95 per person plus tax and 18% gratuity. 

 

Boarding House-Style Supper Preferred seating at 5 p.m. $19.95 per person plus tax and 18% gratuity. 

 

A deposit of 50 percent of total charges due, including tax, is required to confirm booking of your event. 

 

A $120 charge for the tour is assessed to all weekend tours. 

 

The Driver and Escort Amenities

Professional drivers and escorts of tours are offered special amenities and conveniences when bringing a tour to Capitol Square. 

 

Convenient Parking - All buses unload their passengers on the Third Street entrance (east side) of the Statehouse complex. Third Street runs one-way, north to south. Once unloaded, buses may park at the curb on State Street (south side of the Statehouse) across from the Ohio Theater or on Broad Street (north side of the Statehouse). Drivers may turn off their bus engines, lock and leave the buses or stay with them. The Statehouse strongly urges all drivers to turn off their engines in consideration of the environment and numerous air intake ducts on buildings in the vicinity. Passengers may be picked up when they are leaving Capitol Square at the Third Street entrance, or walk to board their bus on State Street. 

 

Complimentary Meal - Drivers and escorts will be served a complimentary lunch or supper that the visiting group has selected. A carryout meal will be delivered by staff to a driver who elects to stay with his or her vehicle. 

 

Groups Larger Than 55

Large group meals at the Statehouse may become a special event when the group tour exceeds 55 people. Non-profit organizations such as veterans groups, reunions or civic organizations may use the Statehouse facilities for a breakfast, lunch, dinner or a reception and program. 

 

The Statehouse is able to accommodate large groups of up to 400 people at a seated meal and up to 600 at a standing reception. Seating groups of 55 or more individuals requires additional costs for rental and service staff. 

 

The Statehouse Special Events team is pleased to offer assistance to suit the needs of your large group. Visit the Events tab or contact Connie Derikito, Special Events Manager, at cderikito@csrab.state.oh.us or at 614/752-9777.