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Utah State Capitol

Schedule a Tour

The Visitor Services Center offers tours of the Utah State Capitol in three different formats: docent-led, self-guided, and virtual. Each tour covers topics including Utah State Capitol history and architecture, Utah history, and government processes. Please refer to the information below for each type of tour, then proceed to the Tour Request Form to begin the reservation process. You may contact the Visitor Center at capitoltours@utah.gov with any further questions. Tours are offered free of charge and tips are not accepted.

Transportation costs for school field trips to the Utah State Capitol, both docent-led and self-guided tours, can be reimbursed through the Field Trip Funding Program. Please click here for more information.

Docent-led Tours

 

  • Guided tours begin on the hour from 10:00am to 3:00pm Monday – Friday, with the exception of state holidays
  • No guided tours are offered December 20, 2021 – January 3, 2022 and January 13, 2022 
  • From August 2, 2021 to January 14, 2022 we can tour up to 60 guests per hour
  • Beginning January 18, 2022 we can tour up to 90 guests per hour
  • Groups of 10 or more must make a tour reservation using the tour request form below to guarantee availability
  • Groups of 10 or less are welcome to drop in without a reservation, though the schedule is subject to volunteer availability and previously scheduled groups
  • Our tour curriculum is designed for audiences fourth grade and up (ages 10 and older). At this time, we do not offer guided tours for groups third grade and under. Children of any age are welcome to attend a tour with their families
  • Tours meet at the desk just inside the east doors of the Capitol on the first floor
  • Tours are approximately 40 to 45 minutes long

Self-guided Tours

  • Self-guided tours may be taken at your convenience during Capitol business hours
  • Please click here to access visitor resources and activities for your visit
  • Schools groups taking self-guided tours are required to fill out the tour request form below as part of the bus reimbursement process

Virtual Tours

  • Virtual tours are offered Tuesday-Thursday based on the Visitor Services Center schedule
  • Reservations are required for all groups interested in a virtual tour, and the request must be submitted a minimum of two weeks in advance of desired date
  • Virtual tours are available for groups of 10 or more and can accommodate up to 100 individual devices
  • Virtual tours are presented via Zoom or Google Meet
  • No virtual tours are offered November 24 – November 26, 2021 and December 20, 2021 – January 4, 2022
  • Public virtual tours are offered once a month. Visit our Facebook events page to check the upcoming schedule or email capitoltours@utah.gov

    Your Name(required)

    Email (required)

    Phone Number (required)

    School or Organization (required)

    County or city (required)

    Grade or age of group (required)

    Number of people including chaperones(required)
    August 2, 2021 to January 14, 2022: 60 guests per hour
    Beginning January 18, 2022: 90 guests per hour

    Desired date (required)
    Guided tours offered Monday-Friday
    Virtual tours offered Tuesday-Thursday

    Desired time (required)

    Desired Presentation Platform (required)
    Docent-led, self-guided, virtual-Zoom, virtual-Google Meet

    School Lunch Area
    YesNo

    If yes, for how long?

    Additional Requests or Info

    In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals needing special accommodations during the tour can notify their tour guide and indicate on the “Additional Requests” section of the form below so staff can ensure these accommodations. The Visitor Services office has two wheelchairs that are available for use. For questions or access to the wheelchairs, please email capitoltours@utah.gov or  call 801-538-1800 upon your arrival.

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