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New York State Capitol

Closed Now: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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If you see it, do a drive by at night on the highways, your never forget the view. the lighting is... read more

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The Capitol Building is gorgeous inside and out. Security is tight requiring screenings with metal... read more

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New York
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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...more
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Reviewed yesterday

If you see it, do a drive by at night on the highways, your never forget the view. the lighting is spectacular. Tours are provided by the friendliest staff.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Capitol Building is gorgeous inside and out. Security is tight requiring screenings with metal detectors. If you're in the area, stop by for lunch in the cafeteria and take lots of photos of the "Million Dollar Staircase" which is magnificent. The interior architecture is...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour guide was great and gave a lot of great information and answered any questions we had. You get to see all the cool spots in the building including the Senate Chamber and Governor's Hall. The architecture is very impressive, especially since it was...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour is well worth taking and runs several times a day. Without it you are unlikely to be able to see inside the lavish Senate. You will probably also miss some of the details like unfinished carvings in the senate or the people in...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with 4 friends today - it is such a beautiful building. Tour guide was great and very knowledgeable. So much history here - would recommend this tour to anyone visiting (or living in) Albany.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank LT2020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my reluctant teenagers to the capitol building. The architecture is beyond. The building is beautiful the tour guide was great and the material was interesting. My teens are really jaded and don't go for historical tours at all but I felt it was...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our tour guide was excellent which made the tour very interesting. The history of the building itself was the hit of the visit.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

This building is an architectural jewel on par with the buildings in Washington. I highly recommend a tour

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

Carpets were being replaced in Assembly Chamber. A dead mouse was noted on floor in visitors seating area

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 24, 2019 via mobile

We did the Plaza tour and the capitol building tours. The plaza tour explains the history of the buildings and some of the artwork in the plaza. We were also brought inside The Egg. The capitol building is beautiful with intricately carved stonework, stained glass,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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June D
July 1, 2018|
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Response from Kacee54 | Reviewed this property |
Oh boy I remember them covering this on our tour. Here is the answer on Wikipedia. The central open court is dominated by a shaft intended to support a massive dome. The dome and tower were never completed, as it was found... More
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Patti P
May 29, 2018|
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Response from NYSCapitolVisit | Property representative |
Hello Patti - The Capitol DOES NOT shut down for two weeks in the summer. The Capitol is open Monday - Friday, 7a to 7p and is closed on weekends and holidays. Free tours are offered Monday - Friday, at 10a, Noon, 2p, and... More
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May 12, 2017|
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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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