Capitol Tours

at Missouri State Museum

The Missouri State Museum will begin offering free tours of the Missouri State Capitol on July 1. Until further notice, the following will be in place:

  • Limit of 10 guests per tour
  • Reserved tours preferred. Tours may be reserved here: https://apps5.mo.gov/TourReservation/select.do?selection=2
  • Tours will be held at the following times:
    • Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m.
    • Friday: 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Group Tours: The museum is willing and able to assist schools and other organizations to accommodate larger group sizes on an alternative schedule. These accommodations are currently being made on a case by case basis, balancing the needs of the group with museum staffing and CDC and Cole County health guidance. We are also requesting at least two weeks’ notice to accommodate larger groups. To plan a group tour, please call 573-751-2854 (message line) or send an e-mail outlining group size and group needs to Education.StateMuseum@dnr.mo.gov.

Free guided tours are offered year-round (except New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas) and are approximately 45 minutes to one hour in length. Meet at the tour desk on the first floor of the Capitol. Please review the tour guidelines before making your reservation or visiting for a walk-in tour.

Tours for Walk-In Guests: (Temporarily Suspended, See Top of Page)

  • Monday through Friday
    Tours for walk-ins start on the hour beginning at 9 a.m. (excluding the noon hour) with the last tour beginning at 3 p.m. These are available year-round for individuals and groups of less than 10 people. If a given tour has already met its full capacity of 60, walk-ins may have to wait until the next available tour.
  • Saturday and Sunday Tours
    Tours begin at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. These are available year-round.

Self-guided tour maps are available at the Missouri State Museum Tour Desk located on the first floor.

Group Tours: (Temporarily Suspended, See Top of Page)

Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more. The maximum allowed on a tour is 60. Multiple small groups may be schedule for the same tour, so please have an exact headcount when making reservations.

Group Tour Times: (Temporarily Suspended, See Top of Page)
  • February through May
    Tours begin at the top of the hour, 20 minutes past the hour and 40 minutes past the hour beginning at 9 a.m. (excluding the noon hour). The last tour begins at 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 11 a.m. on Friday. Tours may be scheduled at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.
  • June through Oct. 14
    Tours begin every hour starting at 9 a.m. (excluding the noon hour) with the last tour beginning at 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday. The last group tour begins at 11 a.m. on Friday; tours may be scheduled at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.
  • Oct. 15 through Nov. 15
    Tours begin every half hour beginning at 9 a.m. (excluding the noon hour) with the last tour beginning at 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday. The last group tour begins at 11 a.m. on Friday; tours may be scheduled at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.
  • Nov. 16 through Jan. 31
    Tours begin every hour starting at 9 a.m. (excluding the noon hour) with the last tour beginning at 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday. The last group tour begins at 11 a.m. on Friday; tours may be scheduled at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.

For more information, please call the Missouri State Museum at 573-751-2854.