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. All tours begin in the Visitor's Center located on the first floor of the State House. The stops include the Rhode Island Charter Museum, which features the Royal Charter of 1663 and other historical documents and artifacts; the State Room, where Gilbert Stuart's famous portrait of George Washington hangs; and the Rotunda, where you can gaze upward at one of the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.