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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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Fascinating

I can’t speak for just going around on your own and visiting, because I got a guided tour. However... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Steeler M
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Hanover, Pennsylvania, USA
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The Capitol building is a must see when in the State Capital

Truly a landmark and must see for the beauty inside and out that makes this building a great... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
miller665
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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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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Third Street, ird Street d Street Street reet et, Harrisburg, PA 17101
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can’t speak for just going around on your own and visiting, because I got a guided tour. However, I was completely engrossed with the history and architecture. The murals are spellbinding. Try to get a guided tour like I had.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Truly a landmark and must see for the beauty inside and out that makes this building a great architectural marvel and an impressive place for the state's legislation to take place. Make sure to stand in the rotunda and look up.Truly impressive!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the most amazing capitol we have ever visited. We had a very helpful guide who knew all the answers. We visited the Rotunda, both Legislative chamber and the Supreme Court chamber. Each one was exquisite and almost outshined the last. The murals, portraits,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don't wear heels ladies. Well kept facility, informative history for for state and great place for kids to visit. Staff very welcoming.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We Pennsylvanians are blessed to have one of the most beautiful Capital buildings in the Country. A must see.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The two chambers and the Supreme Court under one roof. Very nice architecture and a lot of history. The tour is free, but make sure to go when they are not in session.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in the Harrisburg area and made it a point to stop and tour the capital. We caught the last tour of the day with very small crowds. The tour of this spectacular building was amazing. Highly recommend taking the time to see and...More

1  Thank Deb K
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

So much to see at the Pennsylvania State Capitol - outstanding architecture, priceless artwork, breathtaking Rotunda as you enter from the Third Street entrance while the entrance from Commonwealth Avenue offers a view of the fountain. So much history contained within the walls of the...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Our tour guide said that the PA Capitol building is considered the most beautiful of all the state Capitol buildings. Read up on Violet Oakley before you go. At age 28, this extraordinary woman ended up with the largest public building art commission in the...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Our family chose to tour the PA state capital (as well as other locations in the area) and found it to be very interesting as well as educational. The architecture is amazing and extremely well kept/maintained. Security was right as expected but very polite and...More

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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
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