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Online Tour

Capitol Grounds Garden Level & Atrium Wings First Floor Second Floor Third Floor Fourth Floor

Click on a floor of the building and start your tour!

Welcome to the Idaho State Capitol. For over a century this building has stood as the foremost symbol of democracy and sovereignty for the state of Idaho. Since its construction in 1905, governors, lawmakers, tourists, local residents, students, and teachers have all walked the halls of this magnificent building.

When John Tourtellotte designed the Capitol he used light shafts, skylights, and reflective marble surfaces to capture natural sunlight and direct it to the interior space. For Tourtellotte, light was a metaphor for an enlightened and moral state government.

This online tour will guide you through each floor of this beautiful facility and the exterior grounds – imparting the rich history of the Capitol from the construction of the original building through the 21st century restoration project.

Click on a floor of the building and start your tour!

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Funding for this online tour is provided in part by the Idaho Commission for Libraries and BroadbandUSA.