Visiting the Capitol in St. Paul
Construction at The Capitol
There is currently a multi-million dollar construction project currently underway at the Minnesota Capitol. It will bring improvements to both exterior and interior of the complex with a portion of the work dedicated to increasing accessibility. The restoration/renovation project is estimated to take 3 to 4 years to complete.
During the 2015 session, many portions of the Capitol will be under
construction and closed to the public. It is an active construction
For the latest Capitol construction accessibility updates including photos and maps, please visit the following page:
Minnesota State Council on Disability's Capitol Renovation Page
The State Capitol is located at 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard., St. Paul, MN 55155.
View an interactive map of the Capitol area, with driving directions and parking locations, from Geographic Information Services.
The Capitol complex is to the north of I-94 just minutes from
downtown St. Paul. It is accessible from the east and west on I-94, and
from the north and south on I-35E.
I-94 eastbound: Exit at Marion Street. Turn left. Go to Aurora Avenue and turn right. Go one block and enter Parking Lot AA.
I-94 westbound: Exit at Marion Street. Turn right. Go to Aurora Avenue and turn right. Go one block and enter Parking Lot AA.
I-35E northbound: Exit at Kellogg Boulevard.
Turn left. Go to John Ireland Boulevard and turn right. Metered parking
spaces line both sides of the boulevard.
I-35E southbound: Exit at University Avenue. Turn right. Go to Rice Street and turn left. Go one block, turn right and enter Parking Lot AA.
Please remember that the Capitol building is
currently under construction. The biggest change you will notice is the
tunnel system, which has plywood covering the walls. Signs have been
posted throughout the tunnel directing you where to go, but please
allow extra time to get from one building to the other if you are using
the tunnel system. Learn more and view photos on the MSCOD website.
General Parking Information
During Capitol renovations, parking locations and availability may change often. The Administration Department provides maps and information on the cost of parking. For information about where to park, see the parking locations on this map (and on the map at the bottom of this page) or view Senate Media Services' video about parking at the Capitol.
Metered Lot & Ramp Parking
Metered lot and ramp parking is available and fees may be paid with credit cards or quarters.
Public metered parking is available at:
- Lot Q, north of the Capitol at Cedar Street and Sherburne Avenue
- Lot AA, across from the State Office Building at Aurora Avenue and Rice Street
- The orange level of the Centennial Building Ramp at Cedar Street and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Lot/ramp parking using daily parking
Lot/ramp parking using daily parking permits is available in Lot Q and in the Centennial Parking ramp.
The required permit can be obtained from Plant Management in room G-10
of the Administration Building. For more information, please call this
number: Service Line 651.201.2300. MN Relay Service 800.627.3529. All
day parking is also available in Lot AA using the pre-pay machine
located in the lot, but note that there are just two disability parking
spaces in this lot (see map below).
Metered Street Parking
Public street metered parking is available along John Ireland Boulevard and Fuller Avenue,
which are near the Transportation Building. St. Paul meter patrols
will issue tickets for expired parking. Metered city street parking
meters typically take quarters only, with one quarter buying 20 minutes
of parking time.
View a larger PDF version of the map below
Outdoor disability parking is available in:
- Lot B, north of University Avenue (12 spaces, use the underground tunnel)
- Lot C, north of University Avenue to the east of Lot B (2 spaces)
- Lot D, at intersection of University Avenue and Rice Street (9 spaces)
- Lot U, at intersection of N. Robert Street and 14th Street (5 spaces)
- View the map above for other options.
Indoor disability parking is available on the:
- Orange level of the Centennial Office Building Ramp (2 spaces)
- In the Anderson Ramp (16 spaces)
Since parking is limited during legislative sessions,
busing may be easier. Freeway express bus service is available. Call
the Metropolitan Transit Commission (MTC) at (612) 827-7733, for your
specific route information or visit their website at http://www.metrotransit.org/.