The Capitol is very open and visitor-friendly. Visitors are welcome to explore the Capitol at their leisure, while noting during the legislative session and other times, areas may be restricted due to government functions. The 4th floor public galleries are open to visitors to view the legislative proceedings and to view the House and Senate Chambers. Photography is generally allowed in the building, unless the House and Senate are conducting meetings. Photography is restricted during those times. Please begin your tour of the Capitol on the Garden Level of the Building where you will find a central rotunda filled with educational panels about Idaho and our state government.
The Idaho state Capitol building is open for self-guided tours from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday. Please also visit the virtual tours of the Idaho State Capitol developed in conjunction with Idaho Public Television. Our Scavenger Hunt that follows the virtual tour videos is a favorite for all ages. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request the answer key.
Currently guided tours are not available. We look forward to being able to serve your tour needs in the future. We will be updating this page as more information becomes available.
The Idaho State Capitol Tour Program
Thanks to a partnership with the Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, the Capitol Tour Program is able to offer our full tour in American Sign Language (ASL). Please provide a minimum of two weeks advance notice. To schedule an ASL tour or for questions, please email email@example.com
This program can only work with the time and dedication of our volunteer tour guides! Schedules are flexible and training is provided. If you are interested in being a Volunteer Tour Guide please contact Michelle O’Brien at 208-334-4850 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information on volunteer docents and an application click here
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