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“Reminds you of the DC Capitol building” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pennsylvania State Capitol

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 19 Attractions in Harrisburg
Type: Government Buildings, Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Group tours/walking tour
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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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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Reminds you of the DC Capitol building”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

the renovations have created a walk through history... Both Legislative Chambers are breath taking... the mosaic floor tiles have a whole history unto themselves -- just be careful walking in heels... a beautiful state capitol building...

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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“Beautiful Capitol, rich in history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

The art work is magnificent. Be sure to see the Supreme Court Chambers.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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“Beautiful”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

Enjoyed visiting the state Capitol, but when we went to enter to look inside the main foyer, the security guards were very rude to us, seemingly annoyed and overly demanding. Other than that, a good experience.

Visited September 2011
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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“State Capitol...what else can you say”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

If you are within a days drive, it is worth coming to. Harrisburg offers good accomodations, entertainment, and restaurants.
Believe it or not...Harrisburg is alive at night!

Visited November 2011
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“Nice tour, what you see may vary”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012 via mobile

I've been here several times. You can walk through the building without a tour. With the tour you can see more areas, depending on what is going on. You can also get an explanation of the murals in the rooms.

When we went, we joined a tour that was just forming and it was free. It was an impromptu visit and I was pleased.

Consider eating lunch at the fountain outside in good weather, and if you live in PA, drop by your representative or senator's office. If you call ahead, many will give you a few minutes of time, which is great if you want to discuss an issue or introduce your kids to the legislative process.

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