Have you ever visited your state capitol? Recently we too our kids to visit the Kentucky state capitol in Frankfort. I had visited the Capitol building many years ago on a school trip, but it was neat to share this landmark with my kids. They were impressed with the marble steps and the chandeliers that seem to go on forever in the reception room.
Kentucky State Capitol Tour
Because there was no one in session while we were there, we were able to visit each of the main areas: The Supreme Court, House and Senate Chambers and the State Reception Room.
When you visit, make sure you walk around to the back of the building to see the huge floral clock.
The self-guided tour only took us about an hour but was well worth our time. Now when something comes on the news about the state government, we have a reference point to talk about where our government officials are working.
Things to know:
- You will be asked to show a photo id for each adult in your group.
- You enter the Capitol building through the main front doors at the top of the front steps.
- There is no admission charge.
- Guided tours are scheduled throughout the day or you can take a self-guided tour at any time.
Other bloggers have posted pictures and experiences of their tour of the Kentucky Capitol Building:
Have you visited the Capitol Building in your state? What’s your favorite part of touring this landmark? I’d love to hear!