Explore the Capitol

When visiting the Utah State Capitol, the hardest part will be deciding what to see first. Lucky for you, there is no wrong answer. If you have the time, the Capitol has plenty of history and so much more.

Creating Unforgettable Experiences —

View of Salt Lake City skyline.

Schedule a Tour

Schedule a self-guided, guided, or virtual tour. Each tour covers topics including Utah State Capitol history and architecture, Utah history, and government processes. Of all the things to see and do, this is the "can't miss" activity. Visitors of all ages will enjoy this exciting and engaging experience!
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Pendentive, painting of Fremont and other explorers at the Great Salt Lake in the Rotunda of the Utah State Capitol.

Our Art Collection

Surround yourself with stunning pieces of art that will promote conversation, curiosity, and a deeper level of learning. Meet some of Utah's early explorers, pioneers, and community leaders who played a significant role in it's settlement and development. These pieces are on display throughout the Capitol!
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Bronze statue of Utah soldier outside at the Vietnam, Cambodia and Loas Veterans Memorial at the Utah State Capitol, with placards of names.

Capitol Grounds

The memorial pathway is a tree lined loop (.7 mile) that encircles the Capitol and features various memorials, monuments, and statues along the way. It's a great way to experience the history and beauty of the Capitol grounds while enjoying mountain vistas and beautiful cityscapes.
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School age children on a guided tour in the Hall of Governors at the Utah State Capitol.

Field Trips

Make the school year one that your students will never forget! Schedule a self-guided, guided, or virtual field trip to the Utah State Capitol. Each tour covers topics including Utah State Capitol history and architecture, Utah history, and government processes. Every student will remember their first experiences at the Capitol!
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Travel Council with blue sky

Council Hall

Council Hall served as the Salt Lake City Hall and meeting space for the Utah Territorial Government from 1866-1894. Once downtown, it was relocated–brick by brick–to Capitol Hill in 1960. The Utah Office of Tourism and Utah Film Commission now call it home.

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Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum with sign and statue in front

Pioneer Museum

Located across the street and west of the Capitol, the Pioneer Museum houses the world's largest collection of artifacts on one subject. Memorabilia from settlers that first entered the valley to the joining of the railroads at Promontory Point are on display. It's free!
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Wedding reception set up in Utah State Capitol Rotunda

Host an Event

Looking for a space to host an unforgettable event? If you answered "yes", find a remarkable space for your upcoming wedding, dance, public event, government function, or free speech rally at the Utah State Capitol. The next step? View the remarkable event spaces.
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Cyclorama, painting of Peace with the Indians in the rotunda of the Utah State Capitol.

Current Exhibits

Just when you thought that the variety and quality of artistic offerings couldn't get any better within the walls of the Capitol or on its grounds, rotating exhibits explore Utah's past and present, while inspiring visitors to imagine what could be next in it's future.
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Cherry Tree blossoms in front of the capitol building

Yoshino Cherry Trees

Take a walk around the capitol and enjoy a .7 mile stroll with the Yoshino Cherry trees which were planted in 2007-2008. The Utah State Capitol however, has had Cherry trees since 1931. They are a staple for family photos and bloom beautifully in April each year!
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Maps and Parking

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