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New York State Capitol

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State St., Albany, NY 12207
+1 518-474-2418
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Amazing building

I highly recommend a FREE tour of the New York State Capitol building. It's an amazing building... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ellen V
The Musuem

This is a must to see when going to Albany. The have done a wonderful job of telling life in New... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
glynnis03
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The New York State Capitol has served as the seat of government for New York since the 1880's. Over 125 years old, the building is a marvel of late 19th-century architectural grandeur. Built by hand of solid masonry, it took 5 architects and 32 years to complete. Over the years meticulous restoration has been done to maintain and protect the Capitol for future generations of New Yorkers.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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State St., Albany, NY 12207
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"million dollar staircase"
in 47 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 59 reviews
"state capitol"
in 80 reviews
"guided tour"
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"free tour"
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"senate chamber"
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"new york"
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"stone carvings"
in 7 reviews
"amazing architecture"
in 11 reviews
"grand staircase"
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"rich history"
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"lots of history"
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"great tour"
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"across the street"
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"corning tower"
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"worth the trip"
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"downtown albany"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I highly recommend a FREE tour of the New York State Capitol building. It's an amazing building - with it's $1,000,000,000 staircase! Definitely a "must see" when you are in Albany!

Thank Ellen V
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must to see when going to Albany. The have done a wonderful job of telling life in New York through the ages. Its a must for all agaes.

Thank glynnis03
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited at least a half dozen state capitols over the past few years, most with quite amazing architecture. If you can take a guided tour, please take it; you will miss much of the history of this building, which probably has a greater...More

Thank William F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was looking for something to do with the family on a rainy day and came across the state capital tour. Only one hour in length, but full of great history and insights. Definitely learned a thing or two about our state’s history and really appreciated...More

Thank MinEulee
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well, this doesn't look like a standard capitol building, but it is magnificent structure. It is so big that the guided tour is a must. Later you can wander around a little. The Senate chamber is amazing and the million dollar staircase is hard to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It a must see if you are around the Albany area. Why? The building itself is a big piece of history. Lot of architectural and artistic artefacts - carvings, paintings, ceilings, staircases, clocks, to name but a few. Lots of stories behind so many things....More

Thank Griffin Y
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I signed up for a tour via email and met in the concourse under eat the capital. It took about over an hour. The tour guide was very passionate and also the other visitors were participating. I took a zillion pictures. The tour was free.

Thank Rebecca F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had looked forward to visiting this unique state Capitol only to find it closed... I began this review last year when I could not go in. This year had the opportunity to tour the inside. The architecture and history is outstanding including the old...More

Thank Steve R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great building ... tour guide was a little long winded and repetative. You might get a better guide - this gentleman was elderly and seemed to repeat and repeat and repeat.

Thank Jim M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an amazing tour and beautiful building. We had an older tour guide who was abrasive and annoying, but there are several EXCELLENT guides that we have had with other groups that really represented the Capitol in a positive way.

Thank mabeld6
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May 12, 2017|
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Response from NYSCapitolVisit | Property representative |
Hi Phil - We always recommend to our visitors the Empire State Plaza Visitor Parking (V-Lot). It is the best way to experience the Empire State Plaza government complex and historic New York State Capitol. Most of the... More
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Lyra L
April 7, 2017|
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Response from NYSCapitolVisit | Property representative |
Guided tour duration varies but usually last ONE HOUR. We always inform visitors that if they have time constraints they can leave the tour at any time. Tour times are M-F at 10AM, 12Noon, 2PM & 3PM. The only time you have... More
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yitzchok g
August 17, 2016|
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Response from NYSCapitolVisit | Property representative |
Strollers are absolutely welcome on our FREE Capitol tours. Any type of pushchair is allowed in the building. The Capitol is also ADA compliant with elevators that allow visitors to freely access the building. Stroller... More
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