Secretary of State
state capitol hours and free guided tours
— Required check-in with Capitol Police/security officers at each entrance.
— Request a tour at the Information Desk — tours begin in Capitol rotunda.
— Weekdays: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., tours every half hour.
— Weekends: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., tours every hour.
— Closed: Thanksgiving and the Friday after, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day,
— Group tours by appointment only. For groups of 15 or more, please call the Springfield
Convention and Visitors Bureau at 217-789-2360.
— No tours from noon - 1 p.m.
— Visitors not allowed beyond the first floor on weekends and after 4 p.m. on weekdays, unless
the legislature is in session.
— Capitol tours include the House and Senate galleries, Governor’s reception area, Hall of
Governors and Old Supreme Court room.
— Public restrooms available on first floor, north corridor (women’s), west corridor (men’s).
— Bank services available on second floor, north corridor, Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
— Nurse available for medical emergencies in Room 305.
visitor’s center and parking
— Visitor’s Center, one block west of Capitol; closed Sundays.
— Picnic tables and restrooms available.
— Limited free parking, entrance to parking lot is off Edwards Street.
constitutional offices, house and senate galleries
— Governor — 207 Capitol
— Lieutenant Governor — 214 Capitol
— Attorney General — 500 S. Second St.
— Secretary of State — 213 Capitol
— Comptroller — 201 Capitol
— Treasurer — 219 Capitol
— House — fourth floor, south wing; Senate — fourth floor, north wing
— Legislature in session January through May; veto session two weeks in the fall.
access for persons with disabilities
— Wheelchairs available for use during tours.
— Elevators have control panels in Braille.
— Entrances: South, West (Ramps located where steps and curbs may be obstacles.)
— Parking: Four spaces in Visitor’s Center parking lot.
— Nine restrooms available.
Printed by authority of the State of Illinois. April 2007 — 30M — COM 18.5