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Pennsylvania State Capitol

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Address: Third Street, ird Street d Street Street reet et, Harrisburg, PA 17101
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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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If you love American History you got to visit this beautiful Capital of PA

This is in my hometown Harrisburg, free tours every hour, free walk around in the capital and the paintings are out of this world! You just got to see this spectacular and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is in my hometown Harrisburg, free tours every hour, free walk around in the capital and the paintings are out of this world! You just got to see this spectacular and beautiful Capital of Pennsylvania...

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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

great place to visit, beautiful inside, can picnic on the front steps in the sun and free. easy walk to restaurants in area

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In spite of all the raving in the reviews on TA, this seemed a fairly average state capitol to us. Of course there are mosaics and paintings and a dome and everything else most of the other capitol buildings have. OK, the chandelier/s were impressive.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Capitol Building in Harrisburg is an architectural phenomenon. The free 45 minute tour is well worth it. From paintings to heavy light fixtures hung by Pa Steel, it is a beauty to behold.

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Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every minute detail of the original building is a work of expert craftsmanship. I stand in awe of the lasting testament to both ingenuity and creativity that went into this Capitol. The hand laid mosaics around the rotunda and base of the dome are unimaginable to think of someone hand setting each piece. It's opulent and we'll restored. The newer... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Self tour very cool buldings some of the rooms where got open to public tours that kinda sucks but the rooms that were open are breath taking.

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The PA state capitol is a beautiful building. We were there on a Saturday for the 3:00 tour. Due to the snow, they cancelled the tours. We were disappointed, but the guards let us walk around the rotunda and look at the great tree and the displays in the lobby. Lesson learned: call ahead to confirm that the tours aren't... More 

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Harrisburg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

The capitol is beautiful, stand under the dome and see the intricacy of the mural, take a look down state street to the river or better yet, walk to the river and stop for coffee at little amps!

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Most state capitol buildings are ornate and designed to well represent the government and elements of that state. Few capitol buildings, however, are visited by other state planners when they are considering updating or adding to their capitol as has been the case many times for this magnificent structure. The Pennsylvania State Capitol building is stunning in its marble-work, impressive... More 

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New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We have the most Beautiful capital; From the ornate marble, beautiful wood tables, elegant chandeliers, stain-glass windows, art murals, gold-leaf dome to the floor tiles; it is one-of-a-kind, The cost was over a million dollars without tax-payers monies years ago. A great tour for locals and out-of-town guests. Visit at Christmas time< a treat to see the large tree decorated... More 

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