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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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Well worth the time - beautiful building

I went on a tour of the capital - beautiful building! The tour provided me with the background... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2016
Marco Island, Florida
Senator for A Day

My Student Government students have wonderful and exceptional learning time at Senator Mike... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2016
West Chester, 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 15 November 2016

I went on a tour of the capital - beautiful building! The tour provided me with the background - very informative. I believe it was time well spent!

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Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

My Student Government students have wonderful and exceptional learning time at Senator Mike Folmer's Senator for A Day event in early November each year.

Thank pparris9
Reviewed 10 November 2016

We visited the capitol on our way back home from the Carolinas. As a native of Pennsylvania, it has been over 30 years since I visited the capitol. What a stunningly beautiful building with rich history. It is well-preserved and maintained. Nice grounds to walk...More

Thank Stephanie405
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

My 9 year old granddaughter and I took a tour of the capitol on a weekday afternoon. She had always lived about 2 hours from here but was moving to the midwest to start the new school year, so I thought a visit to our...More

Thank mimimj
Reviewed 6 November 2016

A fantastically beautiful building, with wonderful history. Take the free tour, offered a few times a day. we went on a Sunday afternoon and there were only a few people on the tour. The chambers of this building are incredibly beautiful, with stained glass in...More

Thank 1AnnieEliza
Reviewed 3 November 2016

It was a joint session so rather special. Interesting tour with guide, but didn't invite questions. You can wander around and look in various officers, and both chambers.

Thank tankerton1944
Reviewed 2 November 2016

This state capitol is truly a treasure. Each item in each room has been especially curated and all the paintings/murals in each room are truly amazing with all of their intricacies and meaning. The chandeliers in each room weigh between 2 and 4 tons each...More

Thank Teresa B
Reviewed 1 November 2016

I was born and raised in Pa up north, I never ever came down to see the capitol in 41 yrs of my life, now that I travel for work I had the opportunity to see this historic building and I must say it's pretty...More

Thank Traveler2874
Reviewed 31 October 2016

The Harrisburg Capitol Building is outstanding and worth a visit. The dome of the building was inspired by Michelangelo’s design for St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. So if you are an admirer of architecture or fine art, you will love this touring this building.

Thank TravelinCali
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

It is hard to believe that this is not one of the leading attractions in Harrisburg! The architecture is wonderful and the tour is great! We got to meet with our state senator and also got a little insight into the history of this fantastic...More

Thank David D
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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