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Address: State St., Albany, NY
Phone Number: 518-474-2418
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Group tours/walking tour
Description: New York's Capitol building took four decades to build, from 1867 to 1899...
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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Loved it! Soon much history!

The tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable and nothing was really off limits.. will definitely repeat that tour.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Holbrook, New York
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Holbrook, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

The tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable and nothing was really off limits.. will definitely repeat that tour.

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We took the guided tour and loved seeing all the building and learning all about it's history. It was very informative

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Albany
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The NYS Capitol is so impressive. Tours are scheduled for four times a day during the week. There were signs that suggested you could take a self-guided tour, but I would say the guided tour is the way to go. We had a very knowledgeable and guide who knew lots about the building and its history.

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Close on Saturdays, so I couldn't go inside. The exterior however, is magnificent. Great architecture

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Manchester, Connecticut
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Great tour, very informative and free. The architecture and art work is superb. It is connected to the EGG, Corning Tower, Museum and Times Union by and underground mall.

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Southington, Connecticut
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59 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The free tours run several times a day (10, 12, 2 and 3 p.m) and was very interesting. As only governments can do, the building ran way over budget and time but the carvings and stone work are very well done and not something anyone can do anymore. The tour ran about an hour and might be difficult for a... More 

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Manhasset, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Get to see the legislative hall where bills become law. Building has gone through renovations. Really beautiful and old building. Fun to see the portraits and hear the stories about how the governors created them. I think kids would get bored but if they're old enough they might find it interesting being in this building.

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St. Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The New York capital building is worth visiting if you are in Albany. The building is interesting because it is unusual--one of only 7 or 8 capital buildings in the United States that does not have a dome. The inside is beautiful and easy to navigate. You can take a guided tour or walk around on your own. We chose... More 

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

It's totally worth it go for a walk at downtown Albany and stop by the New York State Capitol! You can have a free guide tour and get to know the stories behind those walls!

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Albany, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The Capital building recently underwent a multi-million dollar restoration and clean up. It is well worth taking the guided tour...the stained glass windows, the marble and the legislative rooms are just beautiful. Plus the guide gives you much interesting history of the building and New York State.

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