The Oregon State Capitol is a treasure to be appreciated and experienced. The Oregon State Capitol Foundation is dedicated to preserving and enhancing the State Capitol and the shared heritage that it represents for all Oregonians.
Capitol Events Calendar
The Oregon State Capitol Foundation funds and develops projects, events, and programs that engage Oregonians in their democracy and preserves the legacy of Oregon’s Capitol.
The Capitol Experience
Everyday people just like you have shaped Oregon’s laws. How? Visit the Capitol and read about their stories in interpretive exhibits or participate in a guided or self-guided tour. Admission is always free.
If you can’t visit in person, take a virtual tour of the capitol and building grounds here. Or, begin your journey of discovery on the Capitol History Gateway website, by reading stories about how citizens like you helped create some of Oregon’s unique laws.
Preserving Our Legacy
Each year thousands of tourists visit the Oregon State Capitol. Some come to experience the beauty of the Capitol and hear its rich stories and those of the people who shaped our state. Some are interested in the artwork. Others climb the 121 steps up into the Capitol tower and out onto an observation deck to get a closer look at the Oregon pioneer and a spectacular view of Salem. Many more come to learn about or participate in the legislative process. During a legislative session, the State Capitol is full of activity with legislators, staff, and citizens from throughout the state of Oregon. Click here to learn how you can be a part of preserving this legacy.