The cornerstone of the Wyoming State Capitol was laid in Cheyenne on May 18, 1887. Located at 24th Street and Capitol Avenue, the Capitol is a three-and-one-half story structure, about 300 feet long by 83 to 112 feet wide exclusive of approaches. The height of both the center and wings from ground to roof is about 60 feet, although the distance from the grade of the building to the top of the spire on the dome is 146 feet. The Wyoming Capitol has been, and still is, a dominant structure on the Cheyenne skyline, in addition to being historically one of the most important buildings in the state.
On Dec. 15, 1963, a statue of Esther Morris was dedicated on the south front of the Wyoming Capitol and and stood there for decades. As part of the recent remodel, the statue now stands in the Capitol Extension--a greatly expanded, newly skylighted version of the former tunnel between the Herschler Building and the Capitol.
In July 2019, the Capitol reopened after four years of remodeling and renovation. The building is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday for self-guided tours. For more information, call 307-777-7220, or visit the website at http://www.wyomingcapitolsquare.com.