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New York State Capitol

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Very interesting

We visited on a Saturday and since it was a weekend we had booked a special tour. It was very quiet... read more

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StuartP1162
Architecture worth seeing

This is a great stop if you happen to be in Albany, NY. The tour of the Capitol is free, but we... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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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...more
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited on a Saturday and since it was a weekend we had booked a special tour. It was very quiet so we were able to see a lot of the capitol building without any hustle and bustle. We visited the Assembly meeting space and...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a great stop if you happen to be in Albany, NY. The tour of the Capitol is free, but we needed a reservation to attend. The opulence of this building is something to see. As our guide told us, there was no expense...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Having lived my entire life in Albany and gone to school here you can't but be interested in politics. That said my interest was formed in junior high school. I subscribed to TIME. NEWSWEEK US NEWS & WORLD REPORT through high school and visited when...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Museaum here in Albany. The grounds are well kept. The weekend had very few people. There are memorials to Law Enforcement and others to view.

Thank Irene O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to many older structures/mansions, but the state capitol in Albany was spectacular. Everything from the floors, to the lighting was phenomenal. All of the sandstone had wonderful carving throughout and all different. No repeat patterns with faces of famous individuals from history....More

1  Thank Raymond K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

See how our laws are made. Worth the trip. My friends and I had no trouble spending the day looking around. We even heard a bit of a debate.

Thank bus7mom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This building will take you back to an era long gone, so of course it has govt in it. No one else could keep it up. It is such a grand building to say the least.

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would say after driving from Hartford, Connecticut to Albany New York, I just couldn't get as much of a spark from the pictures I've seen on the internet from standing there looking at it. Perhaps and aeriel view or a camera with a special...More

Thank Tracy G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take the time to go inside the beautiful NYS Capitol building. Wandering about on your own is lovely enough, but to get the full value, plan to go on the free tour. So much history you didn't know you didn't know! One of my favorite...More

1  Thank dakinishir
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took the guided weekend tour and wished it were a bit longer... it was so interesting! The million dollar staircase, the War Room, the Assembly rooms... all packed with history and little nuances that you just need to see for yourself. Great tour!

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June D
1 July 2018|
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Response from Kacee54 | Reviewed this property |
Oh boy I remember them covering this on our tour. Here is the answer on Wikipedia. The central open court is dominated by a shaft intended to support a massive dome. The dome and tower were never completed, as it was found... More
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Patti P
29 May 2018|
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Response from NYSCapitolVisit | Property representative |
Hello Patti - The Capitol DOES NOT shut down for two weeks in the summer. The Capitol is open Monday - Friday, 7a to 7p and is closed on weekends and holidays. Free tours are offered Monday - Friday, at 10a, Noon, 2p, and... More
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12 May 2017|
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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
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