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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

Live in the HBG area and take in visitors often. The whole ground area is nicely done and the other buildings are alos beautiful.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ccroushore
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Tour. Beautiful building! Visited with out of town guests and they really enjoyed. Would recommend to anyone interested in history and local culture.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank PhilipM2938
Reviewed August 7, 2019 via mobile

It is what it is. A government building, but the history and art and architecture is pretty awesome. 10 year old enjoyed it. 6 year old was bored. Area is clean but you can wander a block away and the area is kind of sketchy.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank YourMomLovesToast
Reviewed July 31, 2019 via mobile

Absolutely amazing. My son enjoyed it to. Something to look at everywhere you look. Could easily spend hours there.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Allison K
Reviewed July 29, 2019

A very impressive building that has been restored to the highest standards. Outstanding architecture, priceless artwork, and a breathtaking Rotunda as you enter the Capital. We decided to add this tour at the last minute as we were leaving Harrisburg for Cleveland....allocated about 20 minutes...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Hairball2
Reviewed July 21, 2019

Went here on official business, specifically on the North Building. The vibe is unmistakeably 'government-ish'. The halls are clean and the floor is made of marble. The doors are still of the 50's era where an opaque-type glass dominates the entire door. Pretty cool.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank DaDits14
Reviewed July 21, 2019

My husband and I have visited almost a dozen state capitols, and this one was certainly one of the most impressive. I recommend the guided tour; we had a great tour guide and learned details about the building that we probably would have missed on...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Donna W
Reviewed July 18, 2019

The grandeur of the state capitol. Truly is a beautiful building with statuary, gold leaf, staircase, murals, etc. I recommend a guided tour, but you can do a self tour. Senate and House chambers are great.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank joeisle17
Reviewed July 18, 2019

This tour was perfect! You need to register online and go through security. It was the perfect amount of history and information. Then you can walk around the building at your leisure. The building is amazing! Just beautiful inside and out!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank rainmeg54
Reviewed July 17, 2019 via mobile

You can take a scheduled guided tour or just walk around the building on your own. There is a visitor center and small store kiosk. There is also a cafeteria and coffee cart open to the public with good food and variety. A nice way...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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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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