Kansas State Capitol

The Kansas State Capitol is considered the state's greatest architectural treasure.

The Kansas State Capitol founders undertook what many thought an impossible task: to create a grand classical structure on the frontier that would symbolize their pride in Kansas' tumultuous path to statehood and their grand hopes for its future. The undertaking was immense and impressive. Under construction for more than 37 years from 1866 to 1903, the statehouse was planned to be the place for the daily business of state government.

The Kansas State Capitol Visitor Center is the gateway to the Capitol. Located to the north side on ground level, the visitor center includes the Capitol Store, the tour desk, a classroom and auditorium, as well as exhibits on the history of state government and the building.

The Kansas State Library is also located in the capitol building.

Call or visit the website for information about historic tours, and special tours of the dome.

Contact Information

SW 8th and SW Van Buren

Topeka, KS 66612

Phone: 785-296-3966


Location Type


Interpretive Signs


National Register of Historic Places

Walking Tours

Site Info

AC / Heating

Bus / RV Parking


Group Meeting Room

Group Tours


Research Library



Water Fountain

Wheel Chair Accessible