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New York State Capitol

Address: State St., Albany, NY
Phone Number: 518-474-2418
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Ranked #1 of 28 Attractions in Albany
Type: Government Buildings, Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: New York's Capitol building took four decades to build, from 1867 to 1899, and is considered a...
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Type: Government Buildings, Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Owner description: New York's Capitol building took four decades to build, from 1867 to 1899, and is considered a magnificent example of 19th-century architecture.

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Albany NY
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

I had friends visiting who wanted to see the state capital. I had been there on field trips years ago with my children but had missed you much of the beauty and history that was exposed on this visit. We were taken on a free tour which was given by a history teacher who had retired and was doing this... More 

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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Building is massive. The workmanship on the building is amazing. Very nice location for taking pictures.

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Albany, New York, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Whether on a guided tour or a self-guided walk, Albany's New York State Capitol building is a great place to spend some time. Newly renovated, more of the building is open to the public than has been for a long time. In addition to the beautiful and monumental scale of the architecture, there are also beautiful examples of stained glass... More 

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I was impressed with the building's size and architecture. I spent some time walking around it and talking pics. There are a number of other beautiful buildings around the square that results in a lovely place to explore.

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Albany NY
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Took a tour on a Sunday. Great history. You can do a Halloween tour. Wonderful architecture and stories galore.

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Queensland, Australia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
38 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I had lived in the Albany area for the first 20 years of my life and had returned a number of times since living overseas, but I had never visited the State Capitol building. As my daughter and I were staying in Albany for three days as part of a month tour of the US, we decided now was the... More 

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19 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

On our way to Corning, NY, we spent a day in Albany and had the chance to visit the State Capitol. I cannot put into words how beautiful the architecture of this building is and how wonderful it was to be guided by George E, McCroy, NYS Capitol Site Interpreter. No expense was spared on the renovation. With every turn... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The structure is very beautiful and although I saw it at night it was still worthwhile. If you have time stop and take a moment to look around and appreciate it for what it is.

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Batavia, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The Capitol Building is beautiful. Restorations have brought it back to its glory. The rooms and decor are elaborate. The staircase is breathtaking. The tour was very informative and our guide was very funny. Enjoyed this attraction very much.

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Winnemucca, Nevada, Usa
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101 reviews 101 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We had time to burn in Albany so decided to visit the state Capitol building. It was difficult to find a place to park but then had a nice walk around the grounds with it's many statues and monuments. I was going to go inside but was met by a rude security guard who informed me the only way to... More 

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