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Pennsylvania State Capitol

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Third Street, ird Street d Street Street reet et, Harrisburg, PA 17101
+1 800-868-7672
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Nice State Capital Building

This State Capital Building has a long history, some unique architecture and painting. It is worth... read more

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Peter c
May be the most ornate capitol building I've seen

I really do recommend taking the time to visit the capitol if you can; it really is an... read more

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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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Third Street, ird Street d Street Street reet et, Harrisburg, PA 17101
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"marble staircase"
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Reviewed yesterday

This State Capital Building has a long history, some unique architecture and painting. It is worth the time to take a visit.

Thank Peter c
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Reviewed yesterday

I really do recommend taking the time to visit the capitol if you can; it really is an extraordinary one. Between the amazing interior of the dome and the outstanding arts & crafts tiles on the floor beneath it, you may think you've seen it...More

Thank sablatt
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Reviewed yesterday

If you are a capitol building enthusiast like myself, this one will catch your fancy! I was amazed at the color of this state capitol dome and that the renovation did not take away from the beauty. It is a must see in Harrisburg, PA!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We ended up very close by so decided to take a quick look. Great old building that is easy to see why they are so proud of it.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a fantastic example of a state capitol from the turn of the 20th century. Renovated in the 90s the artwork is wonderful, as is the history of the building. Its well worth taking a free tour to learn more about the building, the...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The whole family loved our visit to the Capitol and the tour we took. It was informative and friendly. When we were done the tour, we popped our head into our County Representative's office and they welcomed us and show us his office. The kids...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed seeing what the state does to celebrate other cultures that live there too. Minus the rude assistant guy to the Lieutenant Governer that held the elevator for 10 minutes and wouldn't let anyone else in it.

Thank Cheryl W
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Even though I have visited the capitol building many times over the past 30 years, I was amazed at the new information that I gained on the guided tour. The Guide was quite knowledgeable and added a new dimension to viewing this spectacular building.

Thank 374sf
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I drove down to the state capital building in the evening after everything was closed but we figured we could walk around the outside and take a look. I wish we could have seen the inside and had one of their free...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Do you like history? Architecture? Art? Photography? The Pennsylvania State Capitol is the perfect place for you. Take a free tour and learn about this most incredible building that President Theodore Roosevelt claimed, "The handsomest building I ever saw." on October 4, 1906 when the...More

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wtpoohb
January 20, 2017|
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Deff go to Hershey Park, and Harrisburg Museum
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I have seen the fountain look red, on occasion. I remember thinking that someone put too much red into the fountain works. But I am sure that it was in October, and when they had tinted the fountain pink for Breast Cancer... More
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Tours are available. 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday 9:00, 11:00 a.m., 1:00 & 3:00 p.m. Saturday, Sundays and most holidays Call 1-800-868-7672 to schedule In addition to visiting the Welcome Center, you may... More
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