If you’re a current subscriber, log in below. If you would like to subscribe, please click the subscribe tab above.
Username and Password Help
The Vandalia Statehouse is again open to visitors.
Kim Lake, on-site supervisor of the Statehouse, announced last week that the state’s oldest existing capitol was able to reopen due to this region having its COVID-19 restrictions lessened.
The Statehouse reopened to the public on Tuesday, under the following guidelines:
• Tours are scheduled. Reserved tours will be prioritized. However, walk- up groups will be accommodated as much as possible.
• Tours are limited to 10 visitors per scheduled tour, which allows for social distancing.
• Guided tours of the Statehouse will be offered on:
– Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
– Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
• All tours begin in front of the Statehouse and start at the beginning of each hour listed.
• Reservations for tours can be made by calling 283-1161.
• The sidewalk will be marked to encourage appropriate social distancing.
• Visitors will be screened for symptoms before admittance for indoor tours.
• Tour guides will wear a mask covering their mouth and nose during the entirety of indoor tours.
• Masks are required for indoor tours. (Children under 2 years old do not need to wear mask)
• Hand sanitizer will be made available to visitors.
• Tour guides will wash their hands before and after every tour and will sanitize the museum following every tour.
• Restrooms are available during the listed times and will be cleaned and sanitized regularly throughout the day.
“We appreciate your patience and understanding with these new protocols and look forward to seeing
our visitors back,” Lake said.