State Capitol Tour Information
The Arkansas State Capitol is equally rich in history, craftsmanship and architectural excellence. Visit today and you’ll not only see lawmakers at work, but you’ll also enjoy a glimpse of the historic events and people who shaped Arkansas. The Capitol was designed in the neo‑classical style by architects George Mann and Cass Gilbert with construction beginning in 1899. After 16 years, the project was completed at a total cost of $2.3 million dollars.
Today, almost 100 years later, this structure still serves as the heart of state government and lawmaking. The building houses six of the seven constitutional offices and the House and Senate Chambers, which offer public galleries where you can watch legislators at work when in session. Other public areas include the restored Governor’s Reception Room, Old Supreme Court Chamber and the towering rotunda, all of which offer the best examples of the Capitol’s original glory.
Reflecting the state’s rich history and its hope for the future, the State Capitol is a great source of pride for the citizens of Arkansas. It is a symbol not just of government but also of the state and its people. Walk through this architectural treasure and discover the heritage embodied here.
State Capitol hours:
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends and holidays
Guided tours available 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays
Capitol Gift Shop, first floor rotunda, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays
Capitol Café, lower level, 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. weekdays
Capitol Hair Salon, lower level, hours vary
Snack Stand, third floor, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays.
The Arkansas State Capitol
500 Woodlane St.
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Click here for map and directions.
There are several options for exploring the building and grounds of our beautiful Arkansas State Capitol complex:
To schedule a guided tour of the Capitol, call the Visitor Services
Specialist, at 501-682-5080. The free tours of the Capitol Building are
offered weekdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Walk-in visitors requesting
personally guided tours will be scheduled on the next available guided
Explore on Your Own
- Pick up your free copy of Through These Doors, our self-guided tour booklet, at the Visitor Center on the first floor of the Capitol, or click here to download the PDF.
- You can also take a stroll on the beautifully landscaped grounds with our free guide, A Walk on the Hill, also available at the Visitor Center or download here.
- Click here to download the State Capitol Audio Tour to your portable device. (26 MB download will begin immediately)
- Take your middle school students on a Capitol Quest! This special self-guided tour is an architectural scavenger hunt through the State Capitol. Click here to learn more.