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It's a mere half-hour, but the capitol is gorgeous and the guides add enough without overdoing it... read more

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A stunning setting for a wedding Ceremony inside the Capitol Rotunda. There are some pretty regal... read more

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paul v
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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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 yesterday

It's a mere half-hour, but the capitol is gorgeous and the guides add enough without overdoing it in 4 stops along the way. The capitol is also convenient to other worthwhile tourist stops. This is time well spent, and I hope this review was helpful....More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A stunning setting for a wedding Ceremony inside the Capitol Rotunda. There are some pretty regal and stately rooms available for getting ready. Endless photographic opportunities inside and out for the bride, groom, bridal party and families.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were fortunate to tour both the GOV’s mansion and the PA STATE CAPITOL. The mansion was beautifully decorated for the holidays. We were able to visit both chambers of the govern. The architecture and the historical artifacts are exquisite and beautiful. Thoroughly enjoyed learning...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

great for out of town visitors with a history lesson and a sense of the absurb with too meny charactures

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Pennsylvania State Capitol is a functional seat of government of Pennsylvania. Visitors can explore the Capitol building, the Interactive Welcome Center and Capitol Gift Shop. We impressed with its wealth of art, its outstanding architecture, and its strong connection to the vision of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Start early! DC has a lot of fun attractions for adults and nice bars and restaurants to stop in while you walk around. Definitely recommend going when the wet is good. This way you can find parking and your the city on your own.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ira S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pennsylvania's Capitol building is a beautiful building featuring a spectacular rotunda with amazing paintings. Paintings throughout the building are really fantastic. Free tours are offered and worth the time to learn more about this building that has marble features throughout. The building was dedicated in...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make sure you see the paintings of William Penn. They alone are already worth a visit. We like to always visit the capitol when driving through, it's a good way of learning somethings about the states. The tours are always free, there is a booklet...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rosemarie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend had her wedding ceremony right inside the Capital Rotunda. The Rotunda itself is absolutely beautiful. Add the ambience of a wedding it truly feels magical. The only thing that really sucks here is the parking. It was a Sunday when she got married...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank aafry
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful building and the free tour is interesting and allows you to take great pictures. We went at 1:00PM on a Saturday afternoon. You can also visit while the legislature is in session.

Date of experience: January 2019
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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