State Capitol Complex & Capitol Complex Visitors Center

The State Capitol Complex comprises the Visitors Center, Capitol, Archives, Library, Museum and state office buildings. At the Capitol building, students can watch the House and Senate in action from balcony-level galleries. Groups can also take a guided tour of the ornate Capitol building and view its 361-ft. dome that towers over downtown. A self-guided walking tour detailing the State Capitol sculptures, will give groups an opportunity to learn about the statues of Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Stephen A. Douglas and Everett McKinley Dirksen, among others, and memorials to Illinois Workers, Fire Fighters and Police.

Contact Info
Address: 425 South College Street, Springfield, IL 62701. Sangamon County. Tel: 217-524-6620. Email: Website: Hrs: Mon.-Fri. 8AM-4:30PM.

Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 30 minutes-1 hour. Cost: Free.

SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies, Science.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue