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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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Architecture magnificent; politcians therein do it a disservice.

The history and architecture are worth exploring. The rotunda is a great place to stage a rally and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
LarryArmold
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
The Keystone of Pennsylvania

This Capitol is grandiose and shows the splendor of the Commonwealth when it was the worlds sixth... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
travelinggiant
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Waynesboro, 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
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The history and architecture are worth exploring. The rotunda is a great place to stage a rally and news event. Heck, you might even meet your legislator in the hallway or elevator (whether that is a bonus is at your discretion).

Thank LarryArmold
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This Capitol is grandiose and shows the splendor of the Commonwealth when it was the worlds sixth largest economy. A few of the features: terracotta roof, 52 million ton dome, stained glass windows by a student of Tiffany's, grand marble staircase, and priceless artworks are...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are traveling through Harrisburg you have to stop and see this building! Its amazing! The fountains in the back of the building are illuminated at night which is a beautiful place to take some great pictures! You truly have to walk the entire...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They were closed when we drove by so I didn't get to see the inside, but the outside is gorgeous! We stopped real quick to take some pictures.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've visited several state capitols but Pennsylvania's is quite spectacular. Tours are offered on the half hours. There were 4 in our party plus another couple so the group was quite small. The guide is very knowledgeable and we were also fortunate that neither the...More

Thank Marcia B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely one of the prettiest capitol buildings in the US! What a gorgeous building. Take the time to do a tour!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just passing by and decided to pop in and view rotunda, from moment of passing through one ton bronze doors, we were entranced, the tour was breathtaking, history, paintings, mosaics, over the top design, gold, gold, and more gold.......stop and see this beautiful gem!

1  Thank Becki V
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited with our local representative; wonderful work of art; historically a good place to visit; free; handouts about Pennsylvania History

Thank Melody M
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

I was at a loose end and thought I would just walk around but by chance dropped in and asked at the information desk. There are regular free tours and the building is imposing and really interesting - not just the huge rotunda and dome...More

1  Thank Craig_Tapper
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

Visited on a Tue in January - perfect! No crowds, neither house in session, and a tour guide just for us😊 What a beautiful and interesting building. Our tour guide, Diane, was extremely knowledgeable and had a super personality. Yes, I would like to have...More

Thank Menzrob
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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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