The South Dakota state capitol offers guided tours by appointment only; call the number above at least forty-eight hours in advance to make arrangements.
The capitol is also open for self-guided tours, according to the following schedule for general hours:
Thanksgiving through mid-March open at 8 a.m. with extended evening hours; please call ahead to verify closing time.
Mid-March through Thanksgiving: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday, Sunday, and holidays 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Pre-stamped cards for the date of your visit may be available in the rotunda. If not, please call 605-773-3688 during weekdays so that the stamp may be brought to you.
Pre-stamped cards are usually available in the rotunda. You may also call 605-773-3688 to see if the stamp may be brought to you. An additional stamp is located at the nearby Cultural Center, 900 Governors Drive.
This information was updated in January of 2020.
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Comments from readers
Visited on a weekend and the security guard located the stamp for us. Interesting fact is that the artisans who put in the terrazzo floor each were given a blue tile to put in the floor as their “signature.” Fun to find the tiles while touring around!