Olympia Capitol Tour

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Washington State's Legislative Building, completed in 1928 after six years of construction, serves as both a working governmental center and a symbol of Washington's free and democratic government. It is the centerpiece of the five historic buildings designed by New York architects Walter Wilder and Harry White. Conceived in the architectural competition of 1911 and selected by the State Capitol Commission, Wilder and White's designs for the Legislative Building were completed and set into motion in 1922.Guided public tours of the Washington State Legislative Building are offered seven days a week hourly--between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m on weekdays, and between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on weekends. Tours are free and begin every hour on the hour and last 60 minutes. Public tours begin at the Tour Information Desk which is located on the second floor of the Legislative Building, just inside the main entrance doors. Tours are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Group size is limited to 25 people per tour time.The Legislative Building is closed on Thanksgiving, the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.


Phone: (360) 902-8880

Address: 416 Sid Snyder Ave SW, Olympia, Wa 98504

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