Visiting the Capitol Campus
The Capitol Campus is managed by Washington State's Department of Enterprise Services (DES). Visit the DES website (button below) for information including campus hours, driving directions, Capitol facts and history, and event and tour scheduling.
Parking at or near the Capitol
DES provides parking for visitors in lots and metered parking spaces at the Capitol Campus. Details can be found on the DES website.
The City of Olympia also provides metered on-street parking just north (toward the water) of the Campus, and throughout downtown. View our interactive parking map on our Downtown Parking Options page.
Warning! Neighborhood parking is for residents
To the south of the Capitol is the historic South Capitol Residential Neighborhood. While short-term, on-street parking is available in that neighborhood, it is closely enforced.
We encourage you to respect the residential nature of this neighborhood and to park elsewhere.
FREE Dash Shuttle
The Dash Shuttle, operated by Intercity Transit, runs on 12 and 15 minute schedules from the Capitol to downtown, Monday through Saturday. Get DASH information and other bus schedules at IntercityTransit.com.
Other things to do in town
Historic Downtown Olympia, just north of the Capitol Campus, is home to a variety of unique restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues. The Olympia Downtown Association provides more information at DowntownOlympia.com.
ExperienceOlympia.com provides information about attractions and events, as well as dining, lodging and transportation services in Olympia and the greater Thurston County area.