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Pennsylvania State Capitol

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Address: Third Street, ird Street d Street Street reet et, Harrisburg, PA 17101
Phone Number: 800-868-7672
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Teddy Roosevelt declared that this Italian Renaissance-style building was...

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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A beautiful building with so much history.

The building is beautiful with a history that includes some of our founding fathers. Stained glass, amazing lights hanging from the ceilings.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The building is beautiful with a history that includes some of our founding fathers. Stained glass, amazing lights hanging from the ceilings.

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Morris Plains, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a nice visit, first time ever for us to see a state capitol. Very grand and stately. Marble staircases, paintings and statues, and a dome. Very nice. A block away is the river view.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter was married at the capital. What a beautiful building to have a wedding ceremony in. The reception was at the Pennsylvania State Museum. Friends and family continue to talk about how nice the wedding was.

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Cornwall, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were only able to visit Harrisburg for one day and the person at our hotel suggested touring the capitol building. We decided to take her advice and we walked there from the other side of downtown. We were able to see how beautiful the downtown area is. They have some really great old buildings. When we got to the... More 

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Falmouth, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I heard about the capitol tour on trip advisor -- so glad we did the tour. This is one of the most spectacular buildings I have seen since visiting the "cottages" in Rhode Island. During the week, tours given every 1/2 hour with trained guides. It was a bit noisey (as you can imagine, many many people are in that... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was looking for the place where Franklin Graham (Billy Graham's son) was going to deliver prayer for the nation. I discovered it was going to be in the other side of the Capital building and proceeded to take a 'short cut'. The building was secure I needed to get through the mental detectors. It appeared that they were setting... More 

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Harrisburg, Pa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love to walk, and the grounds here provide a nice, safe alternative to nature walks. Lots of meticulously maintained lawn, beautifully paved sidewalks and steps, this is a great place to see a little bit of the country while in the middle of the city.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another Hbg must see. Take the free tour and learn about the history of PA. PA's Capitol is definitely one of the most beautiful in the nation. (It's also one of the most corrupt). Enjoy

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stately building in the heart of Harrisburg. Parking is minimal on the street, and a lot of homeless people mill around the grass. Worth a stop if you're a history buff or politico. Architecturally it's pleasing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Terrific free tour of an absolutely stunning building. Wheelchair accessible. Definite must see in Harrisburg.

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