Guided Tours


Welcome to Capitol Square, a complex that includes the Ohio Statehouse, Senate Building and Atrium. The buildings are not only working government offices but magnificent monuments to the people and the period during which Ohio's democracy was founded and formed. The Statehouse is handicapped accessible and senior friendly. 


Free Guided Tours Daily

Guided tours are offered Monday through Friday every hour on the hour with the first tour beginning at 10 a.m. and the last tour beginning at 3 p.m. Guided tours are offered on Saturdays and Sundays at 12, 1, 2 , and 3 p.m. Tours are approximately 45-60 minutes in length. Please note that while the Ohio Statehouse is open to the public on the weekends, the House and Senate Chambers are kept locked, and are only available to be viewed during guided tours. Tours depart from the Map Room easily accessible from the Third Street entrance. Visitors are welcome to drop in at least five minutes before the hour. Groups of 10 or more are required to call two weeks in advance to assure a guide is available for your group. Contact Katie Montgomery ( at 614-728-3726 for more information or to schedule a group tour. Groups of nine or fewer are not required to schedule a tour in advance and may join any hourly tour. 


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After-Hour Statehouse Tours

Building tours are available for after-hour special events held at the Statehouse. Tours for after-hour events are available at the rate of $20 per tour guide per hour, with a minimum two-hour charge. Each guide can accommodate a tour group of up to 50 guests, although smaller groups are preferred. All after-hour tours must be concluded by 10 p.m. 

Tours can be scheduled in conjunction with your special event and should be requested at least two weeks in advance of your event. Tour requests made less than two weeks before your event are not guaranteed. Tour groups will be billed for tours cancelled less than 24 hours in advance of the event. Contact Katie Montgomery ( at 614-728-3726 for more information or to schedule an after-hour tour. 


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The Ohio Statehouse is located at:
1 Capitol Square
Columbus, Ohio 43215-4275
The Ohio Statehouse is located in the center of downtown Columbus, at the corner of Broad and High Streets.