Notice To Visitors
In preparation for session the Capitol will reopen to the public on Monday, January 4, 2021. The 87th Legislative Session will begin at 12 noon, Tuesday, January 12, 2021. The agency looks forward to welcoming the public back to the Capitol.
The agency has the responsibility to provide a safe environment when persons are on the grounds and in the public areas of the building. This includes implementing best practices for preventing the transmission of the COVID-19 virus during the pandemic. To facilitate public participation the agency establishes the following access requirements to public areas:
Building Public Hours
9AM – 6PM, Monday – Friday
Closed Saturday and Sunday for building cleaning
Public Health Precautions
The public may only enter via the north door of the Capitol.
COVID-19 testing is highly recommended and easily accessible on the north plaza at no expense. No personal data will be collected.
At this time, a mask worn over the mouth and nose is required at all times inside the building.
Public visitor capacity limits will be observed and social distancing required in all public areas at all times.
All deliveries must be left at the loading dock. No delivery personnel are allowed beyond the loading dock or to enter through the public entrance.
No public tours or groups or sponsored event space will be available.
The House and Senate will manage public access to their offices and assemblies once convened and rules are adopted. Visitors are encouraged to check with members’ offices for specific guidelines.
The Capitol Grounds, Capitol Visitors Center, Bullock Museum and Texas State Cemetery are open to the public.
The Capitol Grounds are open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The Capitol Visitors Center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.