Illinois State Capitol Tours Physical Services

The Illinois State Capitol is open for public tours and the public. Members of the public entering the buildings will be informed that individuals who have been vaccinated are not required to wear masks or maintain social distancing; those who have not been vaccinated are requested to wear masks and maintain social distancing.

Please note that offices within these buildings that are not under the control of the Secretary of State may adopt different protocols for access by the public.

Tours of the State Capitol are coordinated through the Department of Physical Services. Tours begin at the Tours/Information Office, room 107 on the first floor of the Capitol, north wing. To reserve a group tour, please call the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau at 800-545-7300.

When touring the Capitol, please allow extra time for the following security procedures to ensure you are not late for your tour:

Persons with Disabilities

Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau personnel are trained to use a relay messenger service for booking tours with persons who are deaf or hard of hearing. To access a relay messenger service, please call 711 and give the operator the phone number for the Convention Bureau (800-545-7300).

If any member of your group has a disability that might interfere with his or her enjoyment of the tour, please let the Convention Bureau know when you are making your reservation. The Secretary of State's office attempts to accommodate all persons or groups with special needs, but cannot guarantee such service without advance notice.

For more information on services for persons with disabilities, please call the Secretary of State's office at 312-814-3676 or write to:
Secretary of State
Physical Services Department
501 S. Second St., Rm. 034
Springfield, IL 62756