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New York State Capitol

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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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So much history, so much architecture, so many anecdotes to enjoy, appreciate and learn about! If you have any interest in history, politics or architecture, don't miss this!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Fort Pierce, Florida
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Fort Pierce, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

So much history, so much architecture, so many anecdotes to enjoy, appreciate and learn about! If you have any interest in history, politics or architecture, don't miss this!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The tour was an hour long and could have been longer. The building is fantastic and interesting, and the tour guide was impressive. For whatever reason, this was one of the most talkative and question-asking groups I've ever seen. People were peppering the guide with questions at every stop, and it covered a very wide swath of history about the... More 

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Walkersville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful building in downtown Albany and the chance to tour if you want. The architecture is simply amazing and so amazing to see.

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Delmar, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Awesome Building and History on Tour. We live nearby and took a tour of this magnificent building around Halloween. It was truly an architectural delight and we learned many things unknown to us before on its construction and history. It is truly a landmark state capitol and so glad it belongs to New York.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Very expensive building, great tour for free... very informative and enjoy the tour , exterior and interior of the building are stunning.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I have take this tour numerous times. There is always something interesting to learn, each tour guide highlights different things to see. Go enjoy the beautiful architecture & learn about NYS government.

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Pleasantville, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Downtown Albany sort of rolls up the side walks after 5p, but it's a nice quiet time to walk around the Capitol and down State St. There are classic views with juxtaposed architectural styles, which make for great panoramic pics. Walking down State St. to Broadway is also nice. If you are looking for a place to jog, the back... More 

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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Many of the guides are very well informed. Rich history. July to January legislature is out of session making it quiet.

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Ogdensburg, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The New York State Capitol Building is unusual in that it does not have a cupola or dome like most other capitol buildings. It was built on top of a hill overlooking the Hudson River and opened in 1899. Today, it vies all of the new architecture built during the Rockefeller years for prominence. You must take a tour of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Read the Wikipedia entry on this building before going. Fascinating history of how this building was built. Regardless, it is a beautiful and unique capital building in its own right. Nice rear plaza. Worth seeing if you are in the city.

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Additional Information about New York State Capitol

Address: State St., Albany, NY
Phone Number: 518-474-2418
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
Open Hours:
Monday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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