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Pennsylvania State Capitol

Address: Third Street, ird Street d Street Street reet et, Harrisburg, PA 17101
Phone Number: 800-868-7672
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Ranked #1 of 19 Attractions in Harrisburg
Type: Government Buildings, Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Teddy Roosevelt declared that this Italian Renaissance-style building was “the handsomest building...
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Type: Government Buildings, Landmarks
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 vaulted dome and grand staircase and the murals and painted floors inside, is thing to behold.

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Greensburg
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Great for cival war buffs and anyone with history interest. Wasn't interactive enough for the kids. The wife and I enjoyed it greatly! Not far from Gettysburg, every American should include this museum in thier trip to the battlefield.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Walking through the capital building gives one the feeling of walking through a grand European palace. I hear that "they" couldn't build something like this today, too cost prohibitive. Italian marble, grand staircases, elaborate chandeliers...breathtaking. I strongly recommend making a tour of the state capital building part of your itinerary whether you are on vacation or you are a local!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

One of the best places to visit in Harrisburg. Capitol and its surroundings are pleasant to walk around. The view from State Street is great.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This building is incredible. Modeled after St. Peter's Cathedral in The Vatican, both the interior and exterior are stunning. The recent addition to the back of the building is well-blended into the existing building and features a lovely fountain. The tour of the building is worth the time and the grounds are lovely. One of the must-see destinations if you... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great guide and a really interesting FREE tour around this beautiful and important working building.

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Canton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

I really wish I had known there was an inside tour of the building. We were just passing though on a Saturday and the outside of the building was absolutely gorgeous.

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This has been rated as one of the most beautiful government buildings in the country, and its understandable. Take the tour so you can truly appreciate the beauty. See the wonderful tiles of the the famed artist Henry Mercer. The building and grounds are well-maintained. Murals by Violet Oakley are true treasures of early 20th century. Some refer to the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I was on a little business here, so I didn't take the tour. I am often impressed with State Capitol buildings, The architecture, inside and outside, is ornate and impressive. The sense of history and the active political life is exciting.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

On Saturdays and Sundays you can only see the inside of the State Capitol if you take the guided tour. The tours are only at certain times. We came back for the 3 pm tour and it was well worth the visit. Beautiful stained glass windows, paintings, etc.

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Beautifully maintained building. Works of art alongside a proud display of Pennsylvanian and American history. Great trip for students. I have been several times and never tire of hearing of our past from the tour guides and seeing the gorgeous architecture created for all to appreciate.

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