Like so many buildings in Nevada, the Capitol is a symbol of the Silver State’s history. Completed in a year’s time from 1870-71, the structure is defined by its silver-colored dome and features Alaskan marble. A bronze statue of Sarah Winnemucca, a 19th-century Paiute educator, advocate for Indian rights and the first Native woman to write a book, is on display in the lobby.
The building is the heart of a picturesque campus setting on Carson Street. Imagine snow-covered trees in the winter, golds and reds in the fall, and beautiful blooms in the spring.
The Capitol serves the Governor and contains historical exhibits on the second floor, as well as the old Supreme Court Chambers and Assembly Chambers, which is now a public meeting room.
Location: Between Musser and 2nd streets, Carson City
The Capitol is open to the public for self-guided tours 8:00 am-5:00 pm, Monday-Friday.
Guided tours of the State Capitol may be requested by calling the Education Program at the Nevada State Museum at 775-687-4810775-687-4810775-687-4810775-687-4810, ext. 237. Guided tours require at least two weeks notice and are subject to the availability of volunteers. Early booking is recommended (2-3 months in advance) for the busy season (April-May).
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