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Enjoyed tour. Gift shop upstairs closed early which was a disappointment. Beautiful building and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Judith R
Old Grandeur for FREE!

The Pennsylvania State Capitol is a gem! It takes about 30-45 minutes to view the rotunda and the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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 2 days ago

Enjoyed tour. Gift shop upstairs closed early which was a disappointment. Beautiful building and fountain.

Thank Judith R
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Pennsylvania State Capitol is a gem! It takes about 30-45 minutes to view the rotunda and the wings. Views from the Senate and House of Representatives galleries are great! Don't miss the round stained glass windows. Dome in spectacular! Even the terracotta floors merit...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve been to several state capitols for my work, and the Capitol in Harrisburg ranks high on the list. I ended up going on a tour, and the docent was really good. The Capitol has a lot of great art and amazing architecture, and it...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have the time to visit this magnificent structure do go. Wildly elaborate, enormous and intricate spaces, and you can see the legislature at work when they are in session.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately, we happened to visit on a day with tons of school kids shouting and taking a tour. Not fun! The building is beautiful and perhaps on a quieter day it would have been more enjoyable.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A tour of this capitol several years ago inspired us to see all of the capitols in the lower 48. After seeing 40 capitols so far, we still regard this capitol to be one of the most beautiful and ornate capitols ever built in this...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Magnificient structure, wonderful steps, decorated dome, wonderful nature and fountains outside. Our whole family loves to visit this place from time to time.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We parked on State St. down directly in front of the Capitol about ½ block away. It was meter parking and paid $3 for one hour. Then it was an easy walk to capitol but lots of stairs up to Capitol entrance. You can also...More

Thank L H
Reviewed September 10, 2018

The Pennsylvania Capitol building is located in downtown Harrisburg. The tours are free and an absolute must see. What a magnificent building built between 1902-1906 in the Beaux Arts & Rennaissance Revival style. There are 475 rooms on 4 floors with a grand staircase and...More

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Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

Great way to learn about the capitol and the nearby parks and monuments. It was interesting. Yiu can get a coupon on groupon.

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wtpoohb
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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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