The tour guides office is located in the Texas Capitol Room 1S.2.



Guided Tour Hours


Guided Tour Days Tours Start Last Tour Departs
Monday through Friday 9:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 12:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m.
  • On Monday through Friday, guided tours of the Capitol are available periodically between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. with the last tour departing at 3:30 p.m.
  • On Saturday and Sunday, guided tours of the Capitol are available periodically between 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. with the last tour departing at 3:30 p.m.
  • Currently Specialty and Seasonal Tours are not being offered.
  • Self-guided tours of the Capitol and Grounds are allowed daily. Visitors are welcome to pick up free self-guided Capitol and Grounds tour brochures at the Capitol north entry or Capitol Information and Guide Service 1S.2. View the Self-Guided Tour Times section at bottom of the page.
  • The Capitol is closed on Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
    View the Hours & Contact Page.

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.
  • For accessibility information please view the Capitol Accessibility Services Page.
  • 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.*

Self-Guided Tour


Touring Days Open Close
Monday through Friday 7 a.m. 6 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 9 a.m. 6 p.m.

The Capitol is open for self-touring Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Brochures are available outside Capitol Room 1S.2.


  • 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.
    View the Hours & Contact Page.

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