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New York State Capitol

State St., Albany, NY
518-474-2418
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Ranked #1 of 33 Attractions in Albany
Type: Government Buildings
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Group tours/walking tour
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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Wading River, New York
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90 reviews 90 reviews
38 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Very large building in the heart of downtown Albany. It was amazing to hear all of the history of the building and how it has changed over the years.

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Selkirk, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Went on a great capitol tour with my sons boy scout troop. Lots of history in a building I see all the time but rarely take the time to explore

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Albany, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Guided tours give one a visit to a historic building noted for its architectural parts as well as happenings including ghost sightings.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Good architecture and unique building. Too bad we could not get in because there is a lot of interesting history, like how they expropriated 1000+ homes to build the place.

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Chatham, NY
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I worked in the Capitol for 10 years and never failed to wander around like a tourist looking at the stonework and architecture. My niece visited from CA and said she's never been - so I jumped at the chance to show it off to her. We took a Capitol Tour - about an hour long, throughout the entire building,... More

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Austin, Texas
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225 reviews 225 reviews
45 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We had just a day to see Albany and were staying over on State Street. This was an easy walk and we were glad we included a visit inside the Capitol on the second day before flying out. Absolutely amazing architecture! Do not miss the staircases in the center of the building! Would have liked to seen things in action... More

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Fulton, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

it was beautiful.... nothing more.. nothing less took tons of pictures, wish we could have had a tour of the inside but its just offices anyway... but its beautiful

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Hudson River Valley, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Having lived in NY all of my life, I was excited to visit the Capitol building for the first time. I had no idea it would be as amazing as it was, and my husband and two kids, 13 and 8, loved it, too. The architecture is incredible, so ornate, so detailed! They have free guided tours, and since we... More

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Delmar, New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
22 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I live in the Capital Region and have been to the Capitol once before. However, the visit was before all of the skylights and staircases had been renovated, so this visit was very special. The tour guide was friendly and informative. The tour is only an hour and could be longer, although you are free to wander around the building... More

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Fargo, North Dakota
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126 reviews 126 reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

If you are in the area you need to stop by the NY State Capitol building in Albany. It is absolutely beautiful and huge and a wonderful sight in an older city. Free tours available too.

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