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Self-guided tours of the Capitol and Grounds are available during business hours. Please click images below for information to guide your visit.

To request a guided English or foreign language tour, please call 512.463.0063 for availability.

Capitol Self-Guided Tour brochure cover

Self-guided Capitol tour brochure text is available in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Italian, Russian, Korean and Spanish.

Grounds Self-Guided Tour brochure cover

Self-guided Capitol Grounds tour brochure text is available in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Italian, Russian, Korean and Spanish.

The Texas Forest Service has produced a helpful guide to the historic and significant trees on the Texas Capitol Grounds. Please click the image of the brochure below for information to guide your visit. The brochure is also available in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Italian, Russian, Korean and Spanish.

Capitol Trail of Trees brochure

The Capitol Information and Guide Service is located in the restored Treasurer's Business Office on the first floor of the Capitol. Free Capitol tours are conducted daily beginning in the Capitol South Foyer and concluding in the Capitol Extension. This tour features the Capitol, Texas history, and the Texas legislature.

Tours are generally 30-40 minutes in length and are available during the following times:

Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Sunday, Noon - 3:30 pm

We also offer the following specialty tours:

Weekdays:
Women in Texas History 11:15 am
Heroes of the Texas Revolution 2:15 pm

During the month of October:
Rest in Peace Tour
Weekdays 10:45 am & 1:45 pm
Saturdays 11:00 am & 1:00 pm
Sundays 1:00

First three weeks in December:
Holiday Tour
Weekdays 10:45 am & 1:45 pm
Saturdays 11:00 am & 1:00 pm
Sundays 1:00

Capitol tours are conducted daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Easter.

Reservations for groups of 10 or more should be made in advance by calling 512.305.8400.


When booking your tour, please advise us of any special needs so we may make proper accommodations for your visit.

Special group tours are also available through the Capitol Visitors Center, the Texas State History Museum, and the Governor's Mansion.

Click here for 10 Tips for Planning a Group Tour.

Click here for lesson plans related to the Capitol Tour.