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Visitors & Education

General Tips

Free guided tours of the Kentucky State Capitol are available Monday through Friday, beginning at the tour guide desk in the Rotunda. Call 502-564-3449 to schedule a tour. 

If you’re visiting during a legislative session (roughly January through April 15, depending on the year), you may also want to contact your legislators to see if they can arrange for gallery passes that allow you to watch the House or Senate proceedings. 

Legislative committee meetings year-round are open to the public, and no special passes are needed.

Always check the Legislative Calendar before making a trip to Frankfort to see if there have been any last-minute scheduling changes.

Visitor Parking and Information

During legislative sessions of the General Assembly and on other committee meeting days, often there are large crowds arriving at the Capitol and Capitol Annex to watch proceedings.

Planning ahead and knowing where to park and the location of public entrances will help make your visit more successful.

The Capitol Parking Garage can be accessed via Old Lawrenceburg Rd. or from Capitol Ave. There are some public parking and handicap accessible parking on the surface lot on the east side of the Annex. There also is a ramp leading to floors 4-6 of the garage for additional public parking. Floor 2 and half of Floor 3 are reserved parking by permit only.

The Capitol and the Capitol Annex can be reached via a tunnel joining the two buildings, so visitors can reach both buildings via any public entrance. Visitors will need to go through a security checkpoint and receive a name tag to enter.

There is a handicap accessible entrance in both the Capitol and the Capitol Annex.

View a map of the Capitol campus parking and public entrances.

Contact Your Legislators

Do Some Research

We have some general interest publications about the legislative process along with a video presentation, A Look at the Kentucky General Assembly, that may help you prepare for a visit to the Capitol.