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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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Worthy of your time.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Manhasset, New York
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Manhasset, New York
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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94 reviews 94 reviews
19 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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114 reviews 114 reviews
37 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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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Lewiston, New York
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20 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The top attraction in Albany, NY in terms of being the seat of the legislative branch of the government. Building is a beautiful one with the finest architecture of any State Capitol in the US! Weekdays tours at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. are 1 hour and recommended, rather than exploring the building on your own!

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Winchester
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55 reviews 55 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I went not really wanting to but others did. I now must say I am glad I did and recommend the tour. I look forward to seeing other state capitals now.

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Melville, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Worth a quick stop while you're in Albany. Decent architecture. Nice place for photos. Not much else around this building to visit, but if yiou are in the area anyway makes sense to check it out.

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Albany NY
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 via mobile

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
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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