Tour Hours

Capitol Tours are available during the following times:

Monday through Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Saturday - 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Sunday - 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The Capitol is closed on Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.


View Specialty and Self-Guided tour times.


Guided Tours

Tours take visitors to key areas of the Capitol and offer information on the building, Texas history, and the legislature.

Capitol Tours are free.

All tours leave from inside the South Foyer outside the tour guides office in the Capitol.

Tours generally depart every 30 to 45 minutes and last for approximately 30 minutes.

Please call in advance to request a foreign language tour.

Photography is permitted. Visitors and building occupants may be walking through the area or you may be asked to move if you are blocking access.


Group Tours

  • Please call - 512.305.8402 and make a reservation for groups larger than 10 people.

  • Groups with more than 40 people will require multiple tour times.

To schedule tours for a school, youth group, camp or scout group, please visit the field trips page.

Field Trips


*Please call as soon as possible to secure your preferred date and time as tour times fill quickly.*

Specialty Tours


Special themed tours are offered at various times throughout the year. Please call - 512.305.8402 to inquire about arranging specialty tours for groups with more than 10 people.


Women in Texas History Tour
Highlights the contributions of trail-blazing women in Texas.

Weekdays at 11:15 a.m.

Heroes of the Texas Revolution Tour
Showcases the Texas-sized heroes who fought for independence in 1836.

Weekdays at 2:15 p.m.


Seasonal Tours

February - African American Trailblazing Texans Tour
Explore the many contributions of African Americans to Texas history and culture.
September - Hispanic Heritage: A Texas-Sized Legacy Tour
Highlighting stories of historic Tejanos from Texas history.
October - Rest in Peace: Texas Capitol Halloween Tour
Hear haunting urban myths and ghostly tales of the Capitol.
First three weeks of November - Honoring Texas Veterans Tour
Focuses on the contributions of Texans during conflicts from the Texas Revolution to Iraq.
First three weeks of December - Holiday Capitol Tour
Discover the architecture that has inspired the annual Capitol Ornament and holiday traditions of the diverse ethnic cultures in Texas.
Seasonal Tour Times:

Weekdays at 11:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.

Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Sundays at 3:00 p.m.


Early Texas Artists in the Capitol
Explore influential early Texas artists and their works displayed throughout the Capitol.

Available upon request.

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Self-Guided Tour

The Capitol is open for self-touring during the following times:

Monday through Friday - 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday - 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Please note that building hours may be extended during the Legislative Session to accommodate related business.

The Capitol is closed on Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.



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