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Wasn't expecting to be wowed by a capitol building--WOW! Treat yourself to a free tour and spend an... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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The state of the state can be viewed from here!

This was the first place I visited during my maiden trip to Harrisburg. And it was quite an... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks 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 5 days ago

Wasn't expecting to be wowed by a capitol building--WOW! Treat yourself to a free tour and spend an hour in this magnificent place!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank travelbyfork
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the first place I visited during my maiden trip to Harrisburg. And it was quite an eyeopener. The exquisite view breaks the myth about Harrisburg being a sleepy little cousin to the bustling New York and New Jersey nearby. Do visit this spot...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank finddimple
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the tour and it was well worth it, especially since it is free. Our tour guide was very informative and interesting. The art, stained glass and marble are all gorgeous. The amazing thing were all the mosaics constructed into the tile floor. Well...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank NormaRae03
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I know Washington Capitol is big and spectaculos, but Harrisburg PSC has special attraction-his history or maybe the guide was perssuasive. Anyway, my hears and eyes were very busy all the time during the tour. My head was moving every minute up/down-left/right because everywhere was...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Dragostina
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful building to see There was no expense spared when this was constructed There is art work, sculptures, quotes from individuals, precious metals, imported materials,etc The tour includes viewing the House and Senate chambers as well as the Supreme Court Tour is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BASEVV
Reviewed 7 November 2018

The State Capitol of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg Pa is a must see . It is an educational event for both adults and children . You will go through metal detectors for security reasons but you will be able too visit your state legislator or talk...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Leon J
Reviewed 20 October 2018

We got to the Capitol building around 4:30 on a Friday, just to see if we could get in. The security guards were nice and helpful with directions. Since it was late, there were not a lot of people around, but we got to roam...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank HaleyB16
Reviewed 15 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Judith R
Reviewed 15 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 495karlm
Reviewed 7 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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wtpoohb
21 January 2017|
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Response from Michael A | Reviewed this property |
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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