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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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Beautiful building and grounds

This is a beautiful building inside and out as are the grounds. Everyone of all ages 6 and up can probably enjoy the grandeur of this building and the grounds with its beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This is a beautiful building inside and out as are the grounds. Everyone of all ages 6 and up can probably enjoy the grandeur of this building and the grounds with its beautiful trees. It's a short visit but well worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I call it that because my life as a boomer is a reflection of its influence. I retired from the State of Harrisburg, I have been involved in its spiritual communities for many years and I have enjoyed the greenness of its parks and surroundings. The people are friendly and I have found my success in a couple of areas... More 

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pa.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

It really is a gorgeous capital! You must see it. We bring all our European visitors and they really enjoy it.

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Ottawa, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Worse roads ever! Driven from NY to California. Worse roads in country you should be ashamed! Officials. Politicians should.get out of their limos and driver regular vehicle once in a while. Hwy 81!

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Owings Mills, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

On a snowy Saturday on the last weekend in March we toured the Pennsylvania State Capital building. It was unbelievably beautiful. It is a treasure for the state and everyone state resident or not should tour this building.On a snowy

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The Capitol was far grander than I expected. The earthy Mercer tiles in the entrance were an interesting complement to the giant murals and gold throughout the building. The 30-minute tour was nice, especially considering it's free.

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new york
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

very good tour, educational, beautiful architecture, what more can I say about a state capital building? go and see it.

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Massachusetts
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We visited on a Saturday so the building was closed. Definitely worth a drive by. The approach to the Capitol over the bridge is excellent. The done at night is lit up and you can see all the tiny windows.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Pennsylvania's Capital Building is stunning from the outside but you should see the inside. The inside of this building, with its gilt and marble halls, vast rotunda, murals and sculpture, sparkling crystals and gold leaf, is breath taken.

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North Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My husband grew up in the area and wanted to take me to see the Capitol- I read about it and it sounded interesting so we went- it was amazing! There is a security check point when you enter and then you are free to either take a tour or wonder around with a self guided map. The information kiosk... More 

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