Tour Hours

  • On Monday through Friday, guided tours of the Capitol are available on a limited basis 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 on a limited basis 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 Capitol Hours 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 review 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

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 Capitol Hours page.


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