Welcome To Capitol Square

Discover the Ohio Statehouse.


Update: Beginning July 8, no tours will take place in the Senate Chamber until further notice due to maintenance. The House Chamber will be available for tours as usual. 


Square Review and Advisory Board will be overseeing an elevator modernization project that will affect the majority of the elevators at Capitol Square. In order to maintain as much accessibility as possible, the elevators will be addressed two at a time, in stages. The project is scheduled to be ongoing through the summer of 2024. While the elevators are under construction, please be aware that some areas of the Capitol will only be accessible to the public via staircases. For more information and a schedule of the construction, please visit


Visitors may enter the building at Third Street or the South sliding doors in the underground parking garage on the Green Level. On session days, visitors may also enter at State Street. The Ohio Statehouse is handicapped accessible and senior-friendly.

The Capitol Square complex includes the Ohio Statehouse, Senate Building and Atrium. The buildings are not only working government offices but a magnificent monument to the people and the period during which Ohio's democracy was founded and formed.   

Free Guided Tours Daily

Guided tours are available every day, except on state holidays. On weekdays, walk-in tours start from the Map Room on the hour, every hour, starting at 10 a.m. with the last tour starting at 3 p.m. During the weekends, walk-in tours start at noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.. Please call 614-728-3726 for more information or to schedule a tour for groups of 10 or more people. Visitors may take a self-guided tour.  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 at least two weeks in advance to ensure 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.

If there are any specific accommodations needed for your group, even if it is fewer than 10 people, please call to schedule a tour so we can provide the best possible experience.

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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.