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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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Tolland, CT
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62 reviews 62 reviews
10 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

If you like to tour state capitols, this is one of the most amazing. On the plus side; this place is huge, ornate and recently rennovated. Great architecture and plenty of history, as for thing that could be improved; had trouble findsing the entrance since it is on the side of the building, once you get in there is not... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The architecture is beautiful! Guides vary from wonderful and interesting to mediocre. The guide makes or breaks the tour! In October they have a haunted tour in the evenings.

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Albany, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Having been fortunate to work in the Capitol for three years, I was able to appreciate the intricate stone carving inside and out, the grand staircases, the red leather-covered walls of the Senate Chamber, the story behind the different colors of the chairs in the Assembly chamber, the old fireplaces that graced every room, the spectacular ceiling paintings, the flag... More

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Albany, New York
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51 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Well worth the visit and free tour! It was fantastic to see the different artwork and architecture in the building. Our tour guide was awesome and answered all of our questions. This is a gem in the Albany area, totally awesome visit.

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Clifton Park, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

You can take a free tour with a lot of interesting information about the capitol building and its history and you get to see the State Senate and Assembly rooms firsthand. Out on the plaza they also have free ice skating in the winter time. Very fun to ice skate outdoors here.

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Johnsburg, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

walking around the Capitol for the first time, was awesome. Parking was difficult, but I walked from building to building and plenty of places to eat.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Free tour! Beautiful inside and out. What a great thing to do in Albany. Lived in Glens Falls all my life and have never been. It was well worth the time.

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albany
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I take all out of town visitors on a tour of the Capitol if they are in town during the week since there are no tours on the weekend. The tours are very interesting and informative. Each time I visit there is something new to see. Definitely well worth the time if you find yourself in downtown Albany with an... More

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Congers, New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
14 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

This is well worth a day trip to see the Capitol. Awesome free tours (only 1 hour) with loads of information about how the buiding took place. All under cover from parking to the concourse to the Capitol. Excellent outing for a freezing cold February Day.

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Zillah, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

History of New York and local area. Will have to visit when the weather is warmer to get the full beauty of this place in. Recommend a visit to Albany and the local area to everyone.

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