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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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Truly priceless

Every minute detail of the original building is a work of expert craftsmanship. I stand in awe of... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2016
randomadventurer13
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Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
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Pa state capital

Self tour very cool buldings some of the rooms where got open to public tours that kinda sucks but... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2016
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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 30 December 2016 via mobile

Every minute detail of the original building is a work of expert craftsmanship. I stand in awe of the lasting testament to both ingenuity and creativity that went into this Capitol. The hand laid mosaics around the rotunda and base of the dome are unimaginable...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Self tour very cool buldings some of the rooms where got open to public tours that kinda sucks but the rooms that were open are breath taking.

1  Thank Michael A
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

The PA state capitol is a beautiful building. We were there on a Saturday for the 3:00 tour. Due to the snow, they cancelled the tours. We were disappointed, but the guards let us walk around the rotunda and look at the great tree and...More

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Reviewed 9 December 2016

The capitol is beautiful, stand under the dome and see the intricacy of the mural, take a look down state street to the river or better yet, walk to the river and stop for coffee at little amps!

Thank Denise V
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Most state capitol buildings are ornate and designed to well represent the government and elements of that state. Few capitol buildings, however, are visited by other state planners when they are considering updating or adding to their capitol as has been the case many times...More

1  Thank philliefan
Reviewed 6 December 2016

We have the most Beautiful capital; From the ornate marble, beautiful wood tables, elegant chandeliers, stain-glass windows, art murals, gold-leaf dome to the floor tiles; it is one-of-a-kind, The cost was over a million dollars without tax-payers monies years ago. A great tour for locals...More

1  Thank Kare2Bme
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

A magnificent monument with innumerable treasures: the grand staircase, Mercer tiles, the murals by Abbey, the paintings done by Violet Oakley, the stained glass windows (Van Ingen) are only the beginning.

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Reviewed 27 November 2016

When road tripping with the family we make it a point to visit each state's capitol building. While we do not go inside or take the formal tours we do visit the grounds outside the capitol and the PA capitol is another of the traditional...More

Thank magicandbird
Reviewed 25 November 2016

When we travel to a state capital city, we make it a point to visit and tour the Capitol. This was perhaps the most impressive of those visits to date. The building is quite impressive, and the free guided tour was very informative.

Thank Ken B
Reviewed 16 November 2016

A very traditional state Capitol building. The dome is outstanding and is a must see if you are visiting Harrisburg. Very close to State art museum and the Susquehanna River walk.

Thank Philip M
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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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