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New York State Capitol

State St., Albany, NY 12207
+1 518-474-2418
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We walked around downtown, noticed this amazing looking building and had to journey to see it up... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jerry V
Sherman, Illinois
via mobile
Interesting place to visit

We went on a trip to the Capitol building and it was actually pretty cool. I think the best parts... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Albany, New York
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The New York State Capitol has served as the seat of government for New York since the 1880's. Over 125 years old, the building is a marvel of late 19th-century architectural grandeur. Built by hand of solid masonry, it took 5 architects and 32 years to complete. Over the years meticulous restoration has been done to maintain and protect the Capitol for future generations of New Yorkers.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
State St., Albany, NY 12207
+1 518-474-2418
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We walked around downtown, noticed this amazing looking building and had to journey to see it up close. We have seen several capitol buildings and this one blows all others out of the water. A must see if you are close!!

Thank Jerry V
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went on a trip to the Capitol building and it was actually pretty cool. I think the best parts were seeing where the legislatures meet to complete their work on a daily basis. It was interesting to see how the NY state government works...More

Thank UncMB7337
Reviewed 6 days ago

We took an hour guided tour of the Capitol Building. Our guide was very informative. The building is huge with very interesting architecture. In addition to a guided tour one can spend a lot of time looking at the art work and reading about New...More

Thank Edmund L
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were lucky enough to visit at a very quiet time and experienced a personal tour. Beautiful building, amazing architecture and obviously steeped in history. A must visit in Albany.

Thank Lynda C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We did not tour the building itself, but we relaxed in the park for a bit and enjoyed an excellent lunch from one of the food trucks nearby. It was clean, well kept and quiet despite the proximity to roadways and state buildings. The main...More

Thank Jen L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Other than Washton DC, there is no other Capitol building that is as rich in history and aractecture than the New York State Capitol in Albany. A visit to the capitol can and should take hours with exhibits and artifacts it is a superb educational...More

Thank oldgeek1
Reviewed 1 week ago

seen the ancient buildings of Europe, and this place is right up there with the most ornate and beautiful. Staircase detail is unreal. I got to wander through the house chamber, everyone was so accommodating.

Thank geboyes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a few hours to spare in Albany and decided to take a tour of the State Capital. What a beautiful building filled with history. The tour was about an hour long, and our guide was excellent and very knowledgable. Highly recommend.

Thank Ejbern
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I also thought NYC was the capitol of New York but coming to Albany i see it has history and amazing things to see and do .

Thank mchelleben17
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Parking can be a bit of a mess around the area, but we found a place in a neighborhood west of the museum. The Capitol is beautiful with architecture to make even a jaded 53 year old smile. We did our own tour, but they...More

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12 May 2017|
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Response from NYSCapitolVisit | Property representative |
Hi Phil - We always recommend to our visitors the Empire State Plaza Visitor Parking (V-Lot). It is the best way to experience the Empire State Plaza government complex and historic New York State Capitol. Most of the... More
Lyra L
8 April 2017|
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Response from NYSCapitolVisit | Property representative |
Guided tour duration varies but usually last ONE HOUR. We always inform visitors that if they have time constraints they can leave the tour at any time. Tour times are M-F at 10AM, 12Noon, 2PM & 3PM. The only time you have... More
yitzchok g
18 August 2016|
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Response from NYSCapitolVisit | Property representative |
Strollers are absolutely welcome on our FREE Capitol tours. Any type of pushchair is allowed in the building. The Capitol is also ADA compliant with elevators that allow visitors to freely access the building. Stroller... More