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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

This building has so much history. From the chandeliers in the House chamber to the exquisite... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sarahrowe14
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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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Best state capital building

Excellent architecture. Very ornate, decorative inside. Well worth the stop. Tours available. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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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  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Third Street, ird Street d Street Street reet et, Harrisburg, PA 17101
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This building has so much history. From the chandeliers in the House chamber to the exquisite paintings throughout the complex. The Rotunda is worth the visit in itself. Excellent guide

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent architecture. Very ornate, decorative inside. Well worth the stop. Tours available. The PA state capital building is considered one of the most decorative quality structures of all the state legislature buildings in the 50th states.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have never visited the Pennsylvania State Capitol building, it is definitely worth a tour. There is no cost to tour the Capitol and it is self-guided. A book detailing the Capitol is available in the Rotunda. The architecture is magnificent, especially in the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in the area be sure to visit the State Capital. It is so impressive. If you take the free tour you will be able to see the Supreme Court. If you take a self guided tour you will not be able to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Pennsylvania State Capitol building is an impressive structure with an imposing setting in downtown Harrisburg. But don't just admire the exterior because the inside has exquisite features that are not to be missed. We really enjoyed our tour and learned quite a bit about...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Pennsylvania State Capitol building is one of the most ornate in the country. It is absolutely lovely and worth checking out. Book a free tour on the state capital website. It can get crowded and reserving a place is a good idea. The tour...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you enjoy history and/or admiring old buildings this won’t disappoint. Sign up for a guided tour and take your camera. It’s really beautiful!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour guide was excellent. Make sure you know the times of the tours. The interior of the building is exquisite. Our legislators get to work in a wonderful environmnet.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice capitol that's free to visit with a nice exterior and interior. The interior is open Monday-Friday 7am to 6pm and Saturday, Sunday + Holidays 8:45am to 4pm. They offer tours as well Monday-Friday 8:30am through 4pm. Outside there's a nice park...More

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Reviewed May 7, 2018

This is the best one capitol we have ever visited. Holistically collection of old Architecture. We had a very helpful guide but knew all the answers. Each one was exquisite and almost impressive. The old art murals, portraits, sculpture, chandeliers all are excellent.

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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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