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Address: Third Street, ird Street d Street Street reet et, Harrisburg, PA 17101
Phone Number: 800-868-7672
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Activities: City walk sightseeing, Group tours/walking tour
Description: Teddy Roosevelt declared that this Italian Renaissance-style building was...
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.
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As everyone else has said - stunning and a good lesson of history!

Everyone in my family, from 5 to 42 liked the tour. I've been to the US Capitol tour and this one feels more intimate because you are not crowding with a thousand other tourists... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Clarksville, Maryland
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Clarksville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Everyone in my family, from 5 to 42 liked the tour. I've been to the US Capitol tour and this one feels more intimate because you are not crowding with a thousand other tourists, trying to keep up with your tour guide.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The PA capitol is a pretty nice building to look at. It's quite unique outside. The security guys at the door are a little rude. There was a protest going on the day we visited. Interesting to watch. We didn't take a guided tour. We walked around at our own leisure for about 45 minutes. It's easy to get around.... More 

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

thid happens to be in a not so good area of town. But then again I'm not sure if there are any good areas in Harrisburg! A lot of homeless people around and parking is very expensive

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We did one of the guided tours for the capital on a Thursday morning, around 10am. Since there were only 3 of us, we were told to just show up, no reservation was needed. There ended up being about 12 people on our tour. Getting through security was quick. The tour was not very long, but was interesting and informative.... More 

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Harrisburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

One of the most beautiful capitols in the US, Worth the trip takes about an hour. Very good cafeteria wide selection of food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

March for Jesus held a meeting for a special call to prayer. The building is a historical wonder. Architecture just blows ones mind. The history contained and maintenance make you want to go back and study history.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

if you miss this when you come to Harrisburg, then you've missed the best the city has to offer--perhaps the best PA has to offer. He artwork throughout the building is so over the top--yet totally tasteful--that it literally boggles your mind that the legislature could muster the funds necessary to build this capital building. Take the hosted tour. It;s... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Had a guided tour and everything was explained on how the PA state capital runs. I would do it again .

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Luzon, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Green roofed dome that shines in a sunny day. The grounds are amazing and huge to walk on. You can see the 2 pillars just across the building. Beautiful architecture and a great place for photoshoots and strolling. Indoors is beautiful as it is outdoors.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Very beautiful Building too see and very easy to get too. It is on State Street downtown. You can walk.

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Address: Third Street, ird Street d Street Street reet et, Harrisburg, PA 17101
Phone Number: 800-868-7672
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Harrisburg

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