For nearly a century, the State Capitol has been one of Utah’s most prominent landmarks. Designed by local architect Richard K. A. Kletting, the Capitol has been home to state government since its opening in 1916.
From 2004 to 2008, the Utah State Capitol underwent one of the largest historical preservation projects in the United States. In addition to safe-guarding the building against the risk of an earthquake, the project also repaired and restored the original beauty and artwork of the Capitol. Each year, thousands of people visit the Capitol to witness its modern magnificence and historic significance.
The Capitol Building is open 7 days a week for public access. Free guided tours start on the hour and run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday, with the exception of state holidays. The last tour begins at 4:00 p.m.