In a typical year, hundreds of Kentucky students make the trek to Frankfort to visit the Kentucky State Capitol. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Capitol has been closed to in-person tours since March 2020. However, students can now take a virtual trip there, thanks to new video tours from KET.
Our cameras were allowed in parts of the Capitol late last year – with safe social distancing – to create new video field trips to the Capitol. The three short videos cover the history of state government, the art and sculpture of the Capitol, and the architecture of the Capitol.
Built in 1910, the Capitol houses the General Assembly, Kentucky Supreme Court and the governor’s office. Students will get a closeup look at the Rotunda, the State Reception Room, the legislative chambers, the First Ladies in Miniature doll collection and more.