Inside the Capitol

The view of the capitol dome looking up from inside the rotunda.There is much to see and do inside the Colorado State Capitol. The building is home to the Colorado General Assembly, and the offices of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Treasurer.

The brass balcony, beulah marble column posts, and columns in an upper level of the capitol.The inside of the building is adorned with what is believed to be the entire known supply of Colorado Rose Onyx, a rare rose marble from a quarry near Beulah, Colorado. White Yule Marble from the quarries near Marble, Colorado, was also used throughout the building for the floors. Many of the Colorado State Capitol's windows are stained glass, depicting people and events related to the history of Colorado. The third floor rotunda is decorated with portraits of the presidents of the United States and other artwork.  

Visitors can tour the building on their own or with the services of an official tour guide. For information about the many types of tours available or to schedule a tour, click here. Be sure to see the original Colorado Supreme Court chambers, the House and Senate chambers (which are being restored now), visit Scout in the Governor's Office, take in the informational displays in Mr. Brown's Attic (and learn who it's named after) and stand at the bottom of the rotunda and look up (don't get dizzy!).

To learn more about art and memorials in the capitol and grounds, click here.

The chandelier and stained glass windows accent the house chambers.