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Pennsylvania State Capitol

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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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Even the photo on the steps is worth doing

We stopped by the State Capital building after hours and had the kids pose for a photo on the steps. This one is for the family photo album for sure. We explained to the 6... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Manassas, Virginia
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Manassas, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We stopped by the State Capital building after hours and had the kids pose for a photo on the steps. This one is for the family photo album for sure. We explained to the 6 year-old that laws are made here, and he asked thoughtful questions about what laws are for and what kinds of laws, so we talked about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Beautiful building and very knowledgeable tour guide. You visit the Senate, the superior court room and the legislature.

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Jamestown
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Security guard very pleasant and professional at the door, we felt good. Then met receptionist Denise, who's attitude was not so pleasant, have no idea why. This same receptionist turned out to be the tour guide who didn't tell us she was, even though we had asked to go on the 2pm tour. While we waited at the agreed point... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We went on a Sunday morning in July, for the 9 AM session. My boyfriend and I were the only two taking the tour!! Our tour guide Denise was FANTASTIC!! We've never been, and we both grew up in PA, so we had to do it!! I highly recommend the tour and visiting the building, its just beautiful!!!!!!

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Andover, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This was a free tour of the capital building. They hold the tours every day of the week, several times a day. They are free and last about 30 minutes. It was very interesting and well worth the visit. We learned a lot about the capital building including history of both PA and America. The building is beautiful and one... More 

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Haverford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Pennsylvania has something to be proud of in his state capitol building. Everyone pretty much agrees that Pennsylvania has one of the most beautiful state capitol buildings in America. I took a free tour and enjoyed the murals by Violet Oakley and the tiles by Henry Mercer the most. The tour visited the House of Representatives, Senate Chamber and State... More 

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New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is a must see. Tours available. After being awed by the beauty of the rotunda, look down at the floor - there are inlays of various critters to be found in the Commonwealth. Lots of fun to have with young kids and a learning adventure as well. The cafeteria isn't bad either!

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This is an absolutely stunning state capitol worth a visit. It is ornate and well preserved. There is a lot of history in and around the building. It is worthy a walk from the Hilton Hotel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Like most State Capitols there are many, many steps. The beauty of Capitals is worth the effort. There is abeautiful dome on top. The Senate and House chambers are very nice. many paintings adorne the walls depicting the history of PA.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I had no idea Harrisburg's State Capital is more exquisite than our nation's capital in Washington DC. It is stunning and has to be on your list of things "to see" when visiting or passing through Harrisburg! They offer 1pm and 3pm free tours.

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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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