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Things to See on the Capitol Campus

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What can I see on the Campus?

The Washington State Capitol Campus has many sights and attractions for visitors to enjoy. Many are outdoors, and so can be visited every day, all year round. If you choose to visit the campus, please follow current CDC and recommended social distancing guidelines.

The Legislative Building

The Legislative Building, completed in 1928, is open to the public every day of the year except for Thanksgiving, the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Because public tours are volunteer led, the public tour schedule is based off of volunteer availability. Read more.

Self-guided brochures can be found at the Visitor Information Desk, just inside the main entrance, or at the Visitor Services Office near the Southeast (Accessible) Entrance.

 

The Governor’s Mansion

Washington’s Governor’s Mansion is the oldest building on the Capitol Campus, and has been home to Washington’s governors since 1909. Public tours of the Governor’s Mansion are currently not available. The Governor’s Mansion Foundation hopes to resume tours soon.

The Temple of Justice

Completed in 1912, The Temple of Justice houses the Washington State Supreme Court and the State Law Library. The Temple of Justice is currently closed to the public.