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Pennsylvania State Capitol

Third Street, ird Street d Street Street reet et, Harrisburg, PA 17101
+1 800-868-7672
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Wow! An amazing place.

Did not expect anything like this in Harrisburg! This is an exceptional building and that you can... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2016
Rob E
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Kurrajong NSW
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One of the most beautiful capitol buildings in the country

If you are a resident of Pennsylvania this building is a must-see on your Bucket List. It is one of... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2016
eljay2016
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Hershey, 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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Third Street, ird Street d Street Street reet et, Harrisburg, PA 17101
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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Did not expect anything like this in Harrisburg! This is an exceptional building and that you can go in and walk around in a building opened by Pres Roosevelt and where Benjamin Franklin was it first Speaker, where Abraham Lincoln's body lay in state after...More

Thank Rob E
Reviewed 26 August 2016

If you are a resident of Pennsylvania this building is a must-see on your Bucket List. It is one of the most beautiful buildings in the country and most Pennsylvanians have never been inside. Beautiful marble, gold leafing, statues, paintings - a priceless collection that...More

Thank eljay2016
Reviewed 26 August 2016

The Pennsylvania State Capitol Building is an absolute treasure. It is designed in the image of a European Palace, with Gold and Marble everywhere. The front steps, after entering the building, resemble those of the Paris Opera House. The legislative rooms are absolutely stunning, as...More

Thank Allen J F
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful building to visit and explore! The architecture is stunning, and it's a wonderful place to see since it has so much history to it! The location is right within downtown Harrisburg so there's a lot not others places to visit nearby, and I did...More

Thank Langlokt
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful. Restored to perfection. So much history so much to see and take in. This is a must-see when visiting Harrisburg.

Thank Jackie F
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

WOW is what it is. An amazing building to visit and please take the tour! We were lucky enough to be there when the parliament was not sitting so on the floor of each of the houses where normally you would be upstairs. The guide...More

Thank Fiona S
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Visited this past weekend (Fri, 8/19). The free guided tour is educational. The building is absolutely breathtaking in the main rooms inside. We met at the grand staircase, and were shown the senate, the house, and the PA supreme court. Picture taking is allowed.

Thank John-in-Colorado
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Wish we had more time and more freedom to explore this most beautiful building. The tour guide was very informative. We love the Tiffany style glass and gorgeous lights. Every turn revealed another more beautiful piece of architecture or art. I will recommend this tour...More

Thank Patricia C
Reviewed 22 August 2016

This was cool to see. The street was nice in front of it and it leads to a park on the river. So it's worth stopping here to see a number of sites in one location.

Thank norgeva
Reviewed 21 August 2016

The capitol rotunda in Harrisburg is only rivaled by the nations capitol in Washington DC. If you are visiting Harrisburg, I highly recommend going to see it as well as the states museum which is just down the street.

Thank George G
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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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