Visiting the Capitol
Capitol is closed for restoration
The Wyoming State Capitol closed on December 9, 2015 for much needed renovation and restoration which is expected to take approximately 3 years to complete. Our beloved Capitol is one of only 20 state Capitols designated as a National Historic Landmark, yet it has never had a comprehensive renovation in its 125-year-plus history. The people of Wyoming are anxious to see the results once it is complete, however during the renovation the Capitol will remain closed to the public for safety reasons. Although you will not be able to enter the Capitol during your trip, there are still many ways to enjoy and learn about this amazing building. Taking a sidewalk tour around the Capitol is a wonderful way to see it from the outside where you can appreciate the detail in the architecture. The Wyoming State Museum, located a short walk from the Capitol, has opened an exhibit about the history of the building. Learn more about the project - download the August 2016 Overview Brochure (PDF).
Capitol exhibit opens at State Museum
The Wyoming State Capitol has been a symbol of the State of Wyoming and its people since before Wyoming became a state. One of the most prominent architectural landmarks in the state, it stands as a monument to the tenacity of its builders. Currently closed for a much needed renovation, the history and the purpose of the building are showcased in the new “Wyoming State Capitol” exhibit at the Wyoming State Museum. The exhibit explores the significance of the State Capitol to both Wyoming, and national history, and highlights architectural and design elements of the building.The Wyoming State Museum is located at 2301 Central Avenue in Cheyenne.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Admission is free.