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Pennsylvania State Capitol

Third Street, ird Street d Street Street reet et, Harrisburg, PA 17101
+1 800-868-7672
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Beautiful Gem in Downtown

The capital is definitely a must see for anyone visiting the area! Even just popping in and having... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
We Love The Capital

The Capital is so beautiful. The tour guides are very welcoming and knowledgeable. I really enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Teddy Roosevelt declared that this Italian Renaissance-style building was “the handsomest building I ever saw”. Indeed, the State Capitol, with its vaulted dome and grand staircase and the murals and painted floors inside, is thing to behold.
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Third Street, ird Street d Street Street reet et, Harrisburg, PA 17101
+1 800-868-7672
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Reviewed yesterday

The capital is definitely a must see for anyone visiting the area! Even just popping in and having a quick look is amazing but the full tour is breathtaking. It's a free and short tour and definitely worth it.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Capital is so beautiful. The tour guides are very welcoming and knowledgeable. I really enjoyed the art on the walls, windows, ceilings and floors. Everyone should take a trip to Capital.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Participated in a group tour of the capitol. Our tour guide was wonderful. Tour lasted about an hour and we saw the legislators and senate chambers along with the supreme court. The building is quite opulent for funding with tax payers dollars. Lots of paintings,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This building is beautiful. The intricate artwork captures the eyes of people who walk in here, and it is a good choice for a day trip.

Thank Tulio H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Capitol complex is a must see. Tours of the main building are free and give excellent details on history of this jaw dropping work of art.

Thank Bill L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This capitol complex is huge. Parking is in short supply for visitors as most parking is reserved for state employees of one kind or another. Visitors park at street pay stations for $3 per hour. The capitol is beautiful and rich in cost and craftsmanship....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The capital build is full of history and beauty! I was there for business but quickly became a tourist as I marveled at the ornate architecture! It's certainly worth a visit!

Thank Gillian N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I visited the Harrisburg area on vacation and as we usually do in capital cities, we visit the State Capitol. We have been to state capitols in Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Wyoming, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Arizona, Kansas, Arkansas, and of course our native Texas,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unexpectedly beautiful capitol complex on hill overlooking the Susquehanna. Citizens should marvel. Many details should inspire more people to public service.

Thank L C L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had read about this on line and was anxious to see it. It did not disappoint. We (4) participated in a tour and this is the only way to see this beautiful building. The architecture, adornments, paintings, light fixtures - even such simple things...More

Thank Michael P
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Response from Michael M | Reviewed this property |
Chocolate World at Hershey, Hershey Park, Lancaster County for the Amish, Strasburg Railroad. Goggle them for details.
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I have seen the fountain look red, on occasion. I remember thinking that someone put too much red into the fountain works. But I am sure that it was in October, and when they had tinted the fountain pink for Breast Cancer... More
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Tours are available. 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday 9:00, 11:00 a.m., 1:00 & 3:00 p.m. Saturday, Sundays and most holidays Call 1-800-868-7672 to schedule In addition to visiting the Welcome Center, you may... More