Visit the Michigan State Capitol, Experience History Being Made

Posted at 8:00 AM, Jan 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-23 12:20:28-05

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan State Capitol opened on January 1, 1879, to great acclaim. Designed by architect Elijah E. Myers, Michigan’s Capitol holds a special place in American history as one of the first state capitols to be topped by a lofty cast iron dome. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1992.

Many in mid-Michigan may have visited the Michigan State Capitol from when they were a child, visiting with their school. If you have never visited the Michigan State Capitol before, it is a gem of craftsmanship that has withstood test of time.

Explore the Michigan State Capitol along with us, and maybe you will want to go back and visit again in person in the future.

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