The Capitol Campus

416 14th Ave. S.E.
Olympia, WA 98504- Map It
(360) 902-8880

AAA Editor Notes

The Capitol Campus is w. of I-5 exit 105 to 416 14th Ave. S.E., following signs. Occupying a hill south of downtown, it includes buildings housing state legislative, judicial and administrative offices. For visitors one of the chief attractions is the attractively landscaped grounds, dotted with imposing monuments, memorials and a replica of a Tivoli fountain. The Legislative Building dominates. Completed in 1928, the capitol's 287-foot-tall masonry dome is one of the largest in the world. Louis Comfort Tiffany designed the chandelier that hangs in the rotunda. The oldest building is the 1908 Georgian-style Governor's Mansion, furnished with fine antiques. The tour desk inside the capitol's main entrance has campus and tour information. Guided tours are available.
Tours free. Parking: $1.50 per hour.
Hours: Capitol building open Mon.-Fri. 7-5:30, Sat.-Sun. and holidays 11-4. Tour desk staffed Mon.-Fri. 10-4, Sat.-Sun. 11-4. Guided public tours of the capitol building depart from the tour desk on the hour Mon.-Fri. 10-3, Sat.-Sun. 11-3. Botanical Tours depart Fri. at 11, early June-late Sept. Governor's Mansion tours are available most Wednesdays; reservations are required. Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving, day after Thanksgiving and Christmas.