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Visitor & Parking Information


Freeman/Lab Buildings
Main Phone Number: 651-201-6000

All guests / visitors to the buildings must use the main entrance of the Freeman Office Building (located on Robert Street) and stop at the Reception/Security desk. The desk is staffed from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Building Locations

Orville L. Freeman Building
625 Robert St. N
St. Paul, MN 55155-2538

MDA/MDH Lab Building
601 Robert St. N
St. Paul, MN 55155-2531


Parking Options & Availability

If parking in the 14th street surface lot directly across from the Freeman Building, access is off 14th street via Jackson Street only. If parking in the orange level of the centennial parking ramp, access is off Martin Luther King Blvd via Cedar Street. If parking in any other lot west or north of the Freeman Building, access is off of Cedar Street. Access to the Freeman Building dock to drop off documents or packages is off Columbus Ave via Cedar Street.

  • Metered lot parking options around the Capitol Complex EXT
  • Metered city street parking is available at the following locations:
    Metered city street parking is patrolled and enforced by the City of St. Paul. Parking meters typically take quarters only, with one quarter buying 12 minutes of parking time.
    • John Ireland Boulevard, east and west sides, front of the Transportation Building
    • Cedar Street, east and west sides, front of the Centennial Office Building
    • Sherburne Avenue, one block north of the State Capitol Building between Cedar and Park Streets
    • Aurora Avenue, north of Sears, off Rice Street 
  • State-owned visitor parking locations on the Capitol Complex are equipped with parking pay stations. Choices for payment include Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards, $1 and $5 bills, as well as coins. Parking can be paid at a rate of $2.00 per hour or $8.00 for an all-day rate.

    Easy to follow screen prompts provide instructions and each transaction generates a receipt showing the expiration time with the stall number for reference. Customers can add time from any pay station on the Capitol Complex.
    • Public parking locations with parking pay stations include:
      • Andersen Parking Ramp
      • Centennial Parking Ramp - Orange Level
      • Lot AA
      • Lot C
      • Lot H
      • Lot K
      • Lot Q
      • Lot U
      • Lot W
      • Ramp F - 1st Level
      • Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Boulevard

Direct Parking Support

For questions regarding parking on the Capital Complex contact:

  • Plant Management Division
    50 Sherburne Avenue, Room G-10 - St. Paul, MN 55155
    651-201-2300
    Between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday

 Driving directions

  • From the north, heading south on 35E 
    Take the University Avenue exit, exit number 107C, towards State Capitol 
    Turn right on University Avenue 
    Turn left on Robert Street
    Turn left on 14th Street to park in Lots U or W. For other lots, see Capitol Complex map (PDF) EXT  
    The Freeman Building is located on the southwest corner of Robert and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard 
  • From the south, heading north on 35E 
    Take the 11th Street exit, exit number 106C
    Turn left on Robert Street and cross over I-94 
    Turn right on 14th Street to part in Lots U or W. For other lots, see Capitol Complex map (PDF) EXT 
    The Freeman Building is located on the southwest corner of Robert and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard 
  • From the east, heading west on 94 
    Take the 12th Street exit, exit number 242A, towards State Capitol 
    Merge onto 12th Street 
    Turn right on Robert Street
    Turn right on 14th Street to park in Lots U or W. For other lots, see Capitol Complex map (PDF) EXT
    The Freeman Building is located on the southwest corner of Robert and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard 
  • From the west, heading east on 94 
    Take the 10th Street West exit, exit number 241B
    Turn left onto Wabasha Street
    Turn right on 11th Street
    Turn left on Robert Street and cross over I-94
    Turn right on 14th Street to park in Lots U or W. For other lots, see Capitol Complex map (PDF) EXT  
    The Freeman Building is located on the southwest corner of Robert and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard

Delivery & Drop Off Information

All deliveries, including document and package drop offs, must be brought to the Freeman Dock. Access to the Freeman dock is from Columbus Ave and East Central Park Place via Cedar street. From Cedar Street proceed east on Columbus Ave between the Centennial Building and the National Guard Armory. Turn north directly behind the Freeman Building on East Central Park Place. Pull into one of the available dock bays or ring the outside bell if dock doors are closed. Dock staff will take possession of your delivery and contact the appropriate staff.  Dock hours are 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.