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New York State Capitol

State St., Albany, NY 12207
+1 518-474-2418
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Very interesting to visit

Very interesting to visit. It is nice, historic building and they provide free guided tours as well.

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YvonneK-M
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Summer walks or Ice rink in winter

This is a great area to go for a walk on the weekends. You’re right in the heart of downtown... read more

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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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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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State St., Albany, NY 12207
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"million dollar staircase"
in 48 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 62 reviews
"state capitol"
in 81 reviews
"guided tour"
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"free tour"
in 41 reviews
"senate chamber"
in 15 reviews
"new york"
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"stone carvings"
in 7 reviews
"amazing architecture"
in 13 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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"corning tower"
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"walk around"
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"worth the trip"
in 8 reviews
"downtown albany"
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Reviewed yesterday

Very interesting to visit. It is nice, historic building and they provide free guided tours as well.

Thank YvonneK-M
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a great area to go for a walk on the weekends. You’re right in the heart of downtown. It’s an easy walk to restaurants, the museum and the capital building. The plaza is beautiful during the summer. The fountains are filled and it’s...More

Thank DanielaRob
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to see a beautiful building, this one will not disappoint. We happened to be the only ones on our tour....which was great. Our guide was very interesting and the hour flew by so fast. Don't miss the Million Dollar Staircase!!!!! We continued...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic building with a great history; worth all the time spent there; even better if your read a little of the Capitol’s history before you go.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth it -- it's free! It is very magnificent. Definitely take the tour, and you are able to walk around on your own, too. It happened to be a gorgeous day so we walked around outside, as well. Ended up staying two hours (food available...More

Thank Regina B
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

There are four tours a day which last an hour each. We found it very interesting. The architecture varies in different areas because over its 25 year build 5 different architects worked on the building. Two even at one time, dividing the areas between them,...More

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Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I took the one hour tour of the Capital and the architecture and workmanship is truly amazing. We were able to see inside the state senate and assembly halls. The tour guide was very informative and the best part is that it...More

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Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

It’s a magnificent structure, inside and out. The Assembly staff were pleasant and seem to serve the visiting public well, with courtesy and respect. Both chambers are awesome works of art.

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Reviewed April 27, 2018

We signed up for the free Saturday tour. It was a small group. Wonderful guide took us through several areas. It was fabulous. Guide was so knowledgeable; answered all our questions. We saw the staircases and main meeting rooms. It is a beautiful building and...More

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Reviewed April 23, 2018

So glad that I read other people’s reviews and went to see this beautiful Capitol building. Definitely take the free tour. The tour guide was excellent and shared so much information about the things in the building and the history. A wonderful hour tour and...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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philhZ7413PF
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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