About our Restoration and Addition Project


Idaho's Capitol is our state's most-treasured building. Within its beautiful sandstone walls, laws have been passed, issues debated, and citizen rights safeguarded for nearly a century. To ensure the Capitol's long history and legacy, the Idaho Capitol Commission was appointed by Governor Phil Batt in July 1998. Subsequent Governors have been strong advocates of the Commission and its goal to restore and preserve the Capitol to its original splendor.

On January 9, 2010, the Idaho Statehouse, "A Capitol of Light," was rededicated after 3 years of restorations and renovations. For more information about the project, including the addition of the underground wings, check out the Restoration page.

Capitol Online Tour

Learn more about Idaho's most significant and treasured structure by taking an online tour of each floor and the exterior grounds at Capitol of Light: The People's House.

Visitor Information

The Idaho State Capitol is located at:
700 West Jefferson Street in Boise.

Our visitor hours are:

  • During Legislative Sessions:
    • Monday - Friday, 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, Sunday, Holidays - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • During the Interim Between Legislative Sessions:
    • Monday - Friday, 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, Sunday, Holidays - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

For details about the hours, tour schedules, gift shop, online store, and dining room, visit the Idaho Legislature website.

For event reservations, visit the Department of Administration website.

Support Your Capitol

Purchase a Capitol license plate!