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Pennsylvania State Capitol

Third Street, ird Street d Street Street reet et, Harrisburg, PA 17101
800-868-7672
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Ranked #1 of 24 attractions in Harrisburg
Type: Government Buildings
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Teddy Roosevelt declared that this Italian Renaissance-style building was “the handsomest building I ever saw”. Indeed, the State Capitol, with its... more » Owner description: Teddy Roosevelt declared that this Italian Renaissance-style building was “the handsomest building I ever saw”. Indeed, the State Capitol, with its vaulted dome and grand staircase and the murals and painted floors inside, is thing to behold. « less
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North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews 63 reviews
32 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My family walked up to the capitol while staying in Harrisburg. The building itself was pretty impressive. We were told by our hotel that you could go inside for a tour, but it was closed due to a wedding rehearsal inside. Perhaps give a call to make sure they are open before you go down.

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Burlington, Vermont
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95 reviews 95 reviews
27 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

a very nice capitol building. Well worth the trip to visit. I grew up here and remember it as a kid, but re-visiting as an adult was rewarding.

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Oshawa
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Theodore Roosevelt was correct - this is one impressive building. Really enjoyed our time here and the tour is highly recommended. Outstanding architecture, amazing tilework and murals and you learn a lot of the history during the tour.

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Howell, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Close to 2nd street "restaurant row"! Lots for beautiful architecture to look at in the area-churches and brownstones.

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Pittsburgh, PA
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8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Any trip to a state capitol is a combination of history and current education. The PA capitol is rich in both. Spend some time in the rotunda checking out the tiles and ceiling. There's a sizeable cafeteria for a quick bite if you're there when it's open.

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34 reviews 34 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

If architecture is of interest to you or you need to kill an hour by walking around, this is the place for you. There is a tour available (which I did not take part of) for those with an interest in politics or history. The inside, from what little I saw, was stunning. The grounds provide plenty of photo opportunities... More

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Benton, Tennessee
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130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We strolled the block from here to the riverfront admiring the old churches but it's hard to take your eye off of this building. Teddy was right it is the most handsome building to ever see.

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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119 reviews 119 reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Well, almost free. Parking is not necessarily easy to find and it is certainly NOT free. Don't let that stop you this building gave me chills. Do get a tour. While you are allowed to walk around the guides will share their extensive knowledge. The grandeur is almost overwhelming. The wood work, the art, it is amazing. You can even... More

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Milton, Georgia
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298 reviews 298 reviews
202 attraction reviews
539 helpful votes 539 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Useful information: 1) Parking is available on the street (meters) close to the Capitol; 2) no charge for entry or tours; 3) entry and tours available on Saturday and Sunday (but no access to Visitor's Center on Sunday); 4) it is worth walking around the building to see the entire complex and the fountain; 5) there is a wonderful dark... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Class trip to the PA State Capitol Building. Great weather. Beautiful building. A lot of history. The fountain is amazing, great for pictures. The students and I had a wonderful time learning and site-seeing.

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