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New York State Capitol

State St., Albany, NY 12207
+1 518-474-2418
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Beautiful building

Absolutely beautiful building. Thoroughly enjoyed the tour given by Hal. Group was large but he... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Petersburg, Virginia
Great visit

We went on a tour of the Capitol building. We were impressed because there was no charge. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Palm Bay, Florida
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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 3 days ago

Absolutely beautiful building. Thoroughly enjoyed the tour given by Hal. Group was large but he managed well. So many eye-catching areas from Senate elevator to stone carvings, gold walls and the staircase. Spend some time in hall of governors.

Thank scampi745
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a tour of the Capitol building. We were impressed because there was no charge. The building's architecture is a hodge-podge of five styles designed by five different architects. Somehow it works and is absolutely beautiful. There are interesting exhibits and we were...More

1  Thank JackofPBFL
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were staying in Albany for a night on our way to Montreal. We came downtown as my husband wanted to see "The Egg". The bonus that we got was to see beautiful architecture on several of the government buildings, like the...More

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a gorgeous building with an amazing fountain and beautiful grounds covered with lovely flowers. The architecture is outstanding and very photographic.

Thank cakedeco
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I drove up for the day and as a retired history teacher I was interested in the Capitol because of all the historical personages who started as governor of NY. Be sure to take the tour! I especially loved the Hall of...More

2  Thank Susan M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in the area to get my daughter at college and had a few hours to spare. On a whim, I checked the website and was lucky enough to find that I was there on a Saturday that they do tours and that there...More

Thank MaineTraveler2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The capital building here is beautiful and massive in size! It's one of the oldest in the US and one of the largest in stature. It's a must see if you like old architecture.

1  Thank tonytr0313
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The tour and visit to the capital and surrounding area is very interesting and educational for families with young children looking for an interesting and fun afternoon.

Thank Chaz7932
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The architecture is worth it alone, quite ornate and nice. There is plenty of history in the building and some nice art.

Thank sndovale
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was at a clean water action event outside this gorgeous structure during the winter last year. Worth a visit.

Thank Y2807RUlaurab
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi, phil. What would you like to know about this attraction? best location for car parking
13 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
How long does the tour last?
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
Can we take a stroller on the tour?
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