State House Tours
The State House is open for touring Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm except holidays. You may tour the State House on your own using our "Self-guided State House Tour" pamphlet or you may book a free tour with one of our State House guides in advance.
Guided tours are offered at 9 am, 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm and 2 pm and last about 50 minutes. The stops include the Rhode Island Charter Museum, which features the Royal Charter of 1663 and other historical documents and artifacts; the State Room, where Gilbert Stuart's famous portrait of George Washington hangs; and the Rotunda, where you can gaze upward at one of the world's largest, self-supported marble domes.
If you are taking advantage of our free guided tours, be sure to arrive at the State House with ample time to get through security.