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New York State Capitol

State St., Albany, NY 12207
+1 518-474-2418
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Amazing architecture and history - unlike any other State Capital

My wife and I really enjoyed our tour of this special capitol. The tour lasts about an hour, but... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Pittsgrove, New Jersey
Worth a visit

Great architecture. Worth seeing. Just across from the Renaissance hotel. Didn’t go inside but from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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The New York State Capitol has served as the seat of government for New York since the 1880's. Over 125 years old, the building is a marvel of late 19th-century architectural grandeur. Built by hand of solid masonry, it took 5 architects and 32 years to complete. Over the years meticulous restoration has been done to maintain and protect the Capitol for future generations of New Yorkers.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
State St., Albany, NY 12207
+1 518-474-2418
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I really enjoyed our tour of this special capitol. The tour lasts about an hour, but on this day it was only us and another couple so our outstanding docent extended our tour by also taking us into the War room -...More

Thank Disneybus
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great architecture. Worth seeing. Just across from the Renaissance hotel. Didn’t go inside but from the outside it’s an impressive building.

Thank michael r
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the women's suffrage four in Election Day which was different and very interesting...I would recommend taking a tour so you understand the history and the beautiful architecture of what you are seeing. They offer many free tours every day, a must-see for anyone visiting...More

Thank bluesmama11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful tourist spot. Do visit the place if you are around, its worth it. Also, be there in the evening, you will get a good glimpse of the entire place

1  Thank DEBJIT71
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a amazing complex. From the Capitol, to The Egg, to the Education building, to the Firefighter Memorial and much more.

Thank Cujoe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I read that you can take a free tour of the Capitol Building. You can sign up for a time slot online. I went on a Saturday when the plaza is dead and got a great parking spot on the street near the cathedral. We...More

Thank bravefilius
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Great free tour, beautiful architecture. Tons of art and culture and history. Absolutely loved the visit to this building.

Thank Corbin G
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Not only is this a modern marvel it is a must see capital. Probably the grandest State House in the USA!! I have visited many capitals and this one was by in far the most opulent of them all!! Make sure you go for the...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We've toured lots of buildings and this one is phenomenal. You should take the free tour so you can appreciate the details.

1  Thank Donnmein
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We went on the Saturday tour. The directions on where to meet the tour needs to be updated. The tour included the senate chambers, the lower house chamber, the governors executive chambers, the governors reception room which featured the William deLeftwich Dodge mural. You walk...More

Thank kn0rthcut
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12 May 2017|
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Response from NYSCapitolVisit | Property representative |
Hi Phil - We always recommend to our visitors the Empire State Plaza Visitor Parking (V-Lot). It is the best way to experience the Empire State Plaza government complex and historic New York State Capitol. Most of the... More
Lyra L
8 April 2017|
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Response from NYSCapitolVisit | Property representative |
Guided tour duration varies but usually last ONE HOUR. We always inform visitors that if they have time constraints they can leave the tour at any time. Tour times are M-F at 10AM, 12Noon, 2PM & 3PM. The only time you have... More
yitzchok g
18 August 2016|
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Response from NYSCapitolVisit | Property representative |
Strollers are absolutely welcome on our FREE Capitol tours. Any type of pushchair is allowed in the building. The Capitol is also ADA compliant with elevators that allow visitors to freely access the building. Stroller... More