In response to the ongoing threat posed by the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Michigan State Capitol Commission is suspending all tours and events in the Michigan State Capitol building. This closure begins on Friday, March 13, 2020, and extends through Sunday, May 31, 2020. At that time the Michigan State Capitol Commission will reevaluate the situation.

The Capitol building is closed on Saturdays until further streams

The Capitol Tour, Education, and Information Service is offering regular video tours via Facebook Livestream. To watch these tours please follow the Michigan State Capitol page at

Livestream tours are scheduled for the following dates. Please check our Facebook page or twitter @MIStateCapitol for scheduling changes.
2:00 p.m. Thursday May 28 – Your State Capitol by Livestream
12:00 p.m. Tuesday June 2 – Capitol Square (The Gallery of Governors Portraits in case of inclement weather)
2:00 p.m. Thursday June 4 – Your State Capitol by Livestream

The Michigan State Capitol opened on January 1, 1879, to great acclaim. Designed by architect Elijah E. Myers, Michigan’s Capitol holds a special place in American history as one of the first state capitols to be topped by a lofty cast iron dome. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1992. Image of Capitol with dark sky and light clouds.
Capitol of Michigan
Photo Courtesy of David Marvin