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The front East entrance is under the steps below the bronze doors through the tunnel. You may also enter through the Back west side entrance.
The Senate and House galleries are open to visitors whenever either legislative body is in session however, the galleries are not included as part of the Capitol tour. For more information, visit www.arkleg.state.ar.us.
Yes, the Visitor Center offers self-guided tour books or you may choose to view them on your mobile device: www.sos.arkansas.gov/state-capitol/state-capitol-tour-information.
Only Official certified service dogs are allowed to enter.
Please let us know if you must cancel or change your scheduled tour by calling 501-682-5080 or by the email used on your tour confirmation. All changes must be made through the Tour Guide Office.
Tours begin on the hour and are scheduled at 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.
Approximately 45 minutes depending on the size of the group and what rooms are available.
Due to the required security and screening process, we recommend that you plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of your tour.
No, there is no fee to enter the Capitol Visitor Center or to take a tour of the Capitol
Please pull into the drop-off area located at the base of the front walkway at the intersection of Capitol Avenue & Woodlane to unload passengers. Bus parking is available in state parking lots at Schiller and 7th streets. Call 501-682-5173 Capitol Police Dispatch if you need assistance. For people with mobility issues, please contact the tour desk for assistance in advance.
Visitors can meter park along the street of Capitol Avenue and 4th Street. Visitors can also park in spaces that are signed with “Reserved Capitol Parking” only, please do not park in numbered and Reserved spots. Additional parking is available at the Department of Finance and Administration building on 7th Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard parking lot.
Typically, we will see the Main Rotunda, Senate Gallery, House of Representatives Gallery, Old Supreme Court, Bronze Doors, Governor’s Reception Room and The State Treasury. This is always subject to change. When the rooms are in use, availability may be limited with little or no notice in advance.
We like to keep it to one or two classroom sizes for a presentation, if possible. Time restriction and schedule don’t always allow the presentations to be small but the smaller the group the better attention is paid during the program. We are able to do bigger groups in one presentation and just give us a call to explore all the possibilities that we can provide for you.
There is absoultey no cost to you. All travel expences will be cover even if we have to stay overnight.
Call the Tour Desk at 501-682-5080 to reserve a guided tour.