Tours are 7 days a week and are free. We arrived during the week when they have tours every half hour 8 AM to 4 PM. On the weekends they are on the hour 9 AM to 3 PM. Go the information desk on the first floor for tour information. Having visited many capitols, they are lovely and unique in their own way. The Illinois capitol is no exception. The dome is silver (zinc plated) & you can see it from almost anywhere in the city. Inside the dome is stained glass in the inner dome. The capitol took 20 years to complete.
The tour guide did a nice job. You will hear lots about the history of Illinois and President Lincoln also. A dedication was being held for the Illinois Firefighters Memorial, while we were in the capitol area.
Make sure to also tour the Old State Capitol while you are in town.
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