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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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Most beautiful I've seen

The PA State Capitol building in Harrisburg is the most beautiful that I've seen in my travels all around the USA. It is a very impressive smaller version of the Capitol in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The PA State Capitol building in Harrisburg is the most beautiful that I've seen in my travels all around the USA. It is a very impressive smaller version of the Capitol in Washington, DC. The Senate and House chambers are absolutely incredible. The art work and furnishings of both huge rooms are breathtaking. The huge rotunda and white marble staircases... More 

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York Haven, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our State Capitol is a beautiful building. Check out the fountain in the rear courtyard and especially the rotunda. The craftsmanship and artwork is stunning.

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Crowley, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I visited the Pennsylvania State Capitol on July 6, 2016 and boy was I impressed! The intricate design of the building from the 2 and 4 ton chandeliers to the Italian tiles filled with small stories on the main floor was just unbelievable. The place is decadent! The stain glass ceilings, the heavy velvet drapes and steps left me in... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our group of political items collectors (APIC) had a guided tour of the building dedicated in 1906 by President Theodore Roosevelt who called it the most handsome building he had ever seen. My description of the statues, paintings, murals and stained glass rotunda in the supreme court would not come close to doing them justice. You MUST see it and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We travel 6 months/year around the US and visit as many capitols as possible. This is the best yet, of about 2 dozen that I have seen. It is stunning outside with grand columns, sculptures, and that incredible green tile dome, but wait until you see the inside! Magnificent! There is a free tour every 1/2 hour that takes you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour is only 30 minutes but the art work and the craftsmanship you get to see it fabulous! The building itself is gorgeous! It is also interesting to see where your elected officials go to work!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had no idea that the capitol of PA had such an outstanding monument to their State Government. The outstanding architecture and rich artistic compliments were absolutely breathtaking.

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Union, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I took advantage of the FREE guided tour on a Sunday afternoon. Very informative and the building is really a sight to behold . . . filled with Tiffany glass; gold lead; hand carved wood and beautiful old chandeliers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Going through the Capital Building in search for State Representatives and Senators to discuss polital business was exciting and educational.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing architecture that is worth seeing in person. Make sure to visit your Senator or Representative - all we met were very welcoming. See your state government at work.

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