Visiting the Campus

We’re delighted to welcome you to the beautiful Capitol Campus in Olympia!

Getting here


View the DES interactive map to find metered parking areas. The cost is $2 an hour between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Parking on weekends and evenings is free. Visit the City of Olympia website to learn about parking in downtown Olympia.

ADA parking is available in campus parking lots and garages on a first-come, first-use basis.

EV charging stations

Electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are available for visitors at Capitol Gateway Park, the Natural Resources Building, and on level A of the Plaza Garage. View the DES interactive map for details on energy charging fees and EV station parking fees.


Micro markets

Micro markets are 24/7 with grab-and-go items. 

Vending machines

Vending machines are available in buildings throughout the campus.

Lactation Stations

  • Legislative Building – RM 116 (please see Visitor Services for access)
  • John A. Cherberg Building - Women's restroom, 1st floor
  • John L. O'Brien Building - Family restroom
  • Helen Sommers Building – First floor

Find more visitor accommodations in the Legislative Building. 


Campus events

View the Capitol Campus event calendar for a list of events and activities in public spaces on the Washington State Capitol Campus. Some of these events and activities may impact parking and traffic on the campus. To be alerted of impacts, sign up for Capitol Campus updates.

Explore the Capitol Campus

Did you know the Washington state Capitol Campus recently became an internationally accredited arboretum? While you’re here, we hope you enjoy exploring all our campus has to offer.


Your safety is important to us!

  • For emergencies: Immediately call 9-1-1.
  • For all non-emergencies: Call Capitol Security & Visitor Services 24/7 at 360-407-9111.

While you’re on campus, please keep these safety tips in mind:

  • Be alert and aware of your surrounding when walking and driving on campus – especially after dark.
  • Prevent vehicle break-ins by locking your doors and closing your windows. Remove valuables from your vehicle and don’t leave items that look like they could contain valuables.

Contact us

Visitor Services

Capitol Security

Phone 360-407-9111