Wisconsin State Capitol

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7. Can you get married at the Wisconsin state capitol?

There is no cost for a wedding in the Capitol Rotunda. Weddings in the Supreme Court hearing room are arranged through the court marshal and require participation from one of the seven Supreme Court justices

6. Who works in the Wisconsin state capitol building?

The State's flagship facility houses the State Senate, the State Assembly, the State Supreme Court, the Attorney General, the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, the Secretary of State, the State Treasurer, and their respective staffs. The Capitol Police and the DOA Capitol Tour staff also occupy space in the building.

5. Is the Wisconsin State Capitol open to public?

The building is only open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. All visitors must enter through the entrance on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Once inside, guests must wear a mask and social distance, but despite the new rules, people are excited to get back inside.

4. Can you go inside the Wisconsin State Capitol?

It is open to the public weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and weekends and holidays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Free tours are offered daily, year round except on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas.

3. What statue is on top of the Wisconsin State Capitol?

The lowest observation deck is open for public viewing during the summer months. On top of the great granite dome stands the gilded bronze statue "Wisconsin" which symbolizes our state motto "Forward". "Wisconsin" has graced the top of the Capitol since 1914 and is 15 feet, 5 inches tall and weighs over 3 tons.

2. Why is Madison the state capital of Wisconsin?

Although the city existed only on paper, the territorial legislature voted on November 28, 1836 in favor of Madison as its capital, largely because of its location halfway between the new and growing cities around Milwaukee in the east and the long established strategic post of Prairie du Chien in the west, and between

1. What is Wisconsin State Capitol?

The Wisconsin State Capitol is located in the heart of downtown Madison on an isthmus formed by Lake Mendota to the north and Lake Monona to the south. Accenting the beauty of the Capitol building is the 13.5 acres of Capitol grounds on which it sits.

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