Visit Your Capitol
As part of ongoing efforts to make seismic and accessibility improvements at your Capitol, the historic portion of the building (Rotunda, Galleria, House and Senate Chambers, Governor's Ceremonial Office, and Observation Deck/Tower Platform) is closed to the public. Limited access to the chamber third floor galleries will be available during floor sessions on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Visitor Services staff will not resume in-person guided tours until January 2025. To learn more about the impact of construction on Capitol operations, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.
During legislative sessions, you can observe your Legislature in committee and chamber floor sessions, meet with your legislator, testify, or submit testimony in writing.
Of course, the Capitol isn't the only historical building in town. Be sure to visit
Willamette Heritage Center,
Deepwood Museum & Gardens,
Bush House Museum , and
take the walking tour of downtown Salem.
If it's your first time here, we hope you leave inspired to return. Our state needs citizens like you to continue building a stronger Oregon.
Schedule Space at the Capitol
Due to Capitol construction, rentable space inside the building is not available. Please call the Capitol Events Desk at 503-986-1384 or email email@example.com to learn of other possible spaces for your event.
Please review the
Building Use Policies and Guidelines here.
Metered parking is available around the Capitol and cost $1.50 per hour. Free parking can be found within about eight blocks from the Capitol at the
Liberty and Chemeketa parking structures . Note: There is no longer access to a pull through off Court Street, in front of the Capitol, for buses or ADA parking. ADA parking is available on State Street, where the new ADA accessible entrances are.
Most Cherriots bus routes travel to the Downtown Transit Center, just three blocks from the Capitol. The Capitol also has a stop directly in front on Court Street. For more information, visit the
Cherriots website .
The Capitol Store is a perfect place to shop. It offers custom state seal and Capitol-inspired souvenirs. Shipping and gift wrapping are available. The store is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 503-986-1391, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Capitol staff works with individuals to ensure universal access to public hearings. Find out more on the
Seasons at the Capitol
Your Capitol changes with the seasons:
- Legislative Session: February (35 days, even numbered years)
- Legislative Session: January - June (160 days, odd numbered years)
- Cherry Blossom Season: March - April