Step back into the Victorian era with a visit to Michigan's award-winning Capitol Building. Designed by Elijah E. Myers, one of the foremost architects of public buildings during the Gilded Age (1865-1914), construction of the Capitol Building took six years and contains over nine acres of hand-painted surfaces. It was dedicated to the citizens of Michigan in 1879. Guided tours are offered from 9:00am - 4:00pm Monday through Friday. Beginning 5/30/15 the Capitol will also be open on Saturdays for guided tours only, first tour at 10:00 a.m. last tour at 3:00 p.m. tours offered every 1/2 hour. Guided tour times are subject to change daily based on staffing levels, visitors interested in a guided tour or in scheduling a tour for 10 people or more, should call ahead to schedule or to verify guided tour times.