Idaho State Capitol
- Address: 700 W Jefferson St, Boise, ID 83702, USA, United States
- Phone: +1-2083321012
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Family And Kids, Architecture , Heritage Building
The Idaho State Capitol in Boise is where the government sits. The construction of this building started in the summer of 1905 and was overlooked by John E. Tourtellotte and Charles Hummel. This is the home of the government of the state of Idaho from where all the matters of administration take place. In 1998, the Capitol building was restored and is today one to visit. Once here, you can check out a gilded equestrian statue of George Washington, historic trees planted by former presidents like Benjamin Harrison, Teddy Roosevelt and William Taft, the Golden Statue was carved by Charles Osner, and the state tree of Idaho.
- Guided tours are available only for a group of more than 5.
- Groups of fewer than 5 people are allowed to tour the Capitol at their convenience.
- Reservations must be done minimum two weeks and maximum 6 months in advance.
- Prices may vary. Contact the authorities for more info.
- Building premises are open for public.
- Guided tours are available from 10AM and 1PM from Monday to Friday.
- Bus Station- 8th & State
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61.75% of people who visit Boise include Idaho State Capitol in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
51.28% of people start their Idaho State Capitol visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Idaho State Capitol
93.11% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Idaho State Capitol
We took the group guided tour of the Capitol Building over the summer. Simply spectacular, the white marble has to be seen up close. Extraordinary place and fascinating history. Highly recommended to plan ahead to schedule a tour.
Beautiful historical building definitely worth a visit. Start off in the basement level where there is an interesting exhibit of The Capital Building history, as well as some legislative history and education. There is also a free guide book for a self tour in the gift shop.
What a beautiful building. When we travel to new States, we like to stop at the Capitol Buildings. this one is absolutely gorgeous. You walk in and it's all white marble. Gorgeous White marble. There isn't a whole lot to see. On the garden view floor, there's a small area with some history and a little gift shop. on the 4th or 5th floor there's a couple of statues and you can look down in the center. there's meter parking all around. You probably won't spend more than an hour inside. There's no real Direction of where to go. There's no help desk or anything like that. Definitely worth a pop in just to look at the beautiful marble, if nothing else.
What a beautiful piece of Idaho history. As an Idaho native, I was great visiting for the first time.
Interest, educational and fun place to explore with the family. The building is beautiful and a historic treasure for the people of Idaho. So many exhibits covering our State's history and a neat experience to be able to explore.