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New York State Capitol

Open Now: 07:00 - 19:00
Open today: 07:00 - 19:00
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An Army of Masons Were Hired for the Capitol Construction

The recently renovated NYS Capitol is an architectural marvel, with at least three architects that... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Albany, New York
An Urban Gothic Fairytale

I saw pictures before coming here and knew it would be amazing. We didn't have time to take a tour... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Demi R
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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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State St., Albany, NY 12207
+1 518-474-2418
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The recently renovated NYS Capitol is an architectural marvel, with at least three architects that busted many budgets. I particularly enjoyed the hand carved faces in the appropriately-named million dollar staircase. The Senate chamber is really beautiful and has a great history. Don’t miss the...More

Thank lensilverstein
Reviewed 1 week ago

I saw pictures before coming here and knew it would be amazing. We didn't have time to take a tour, we just saw the outside. It was within walking distance of our hotel and it's a great photo opportunity. Looks like something out of the...More

Thank Demi R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If your in Albany, be sure to give yourself time to visit the Capitol and take the tour. This gem cost $28 million to build in the late 19th century and took almost 30 years. Construction stopped. in 1896 when a candidate for Governor ran...More

Thank William B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

New York State Capital. Is a great way to spend a afternoon in Albany. Lots of history to see. There are also great guided tours.

Thank Eric C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all, be sure to take the free guided tour: you will learn a lot that you would not otherwise be able to pick up from just wandering around on your own. Our tour guide, Fred, shared a wealth of information about the building...More

Thank Ken B
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Every state capital has it's history and this is no exception. Great tour provided through this way over priced state capital.

Thank jay h
Reviewed 9 October 2018

We had a wonderful tour of this very interesting historical site. Highly recommended for an insight into New York's history and government.

Thank Marty F
Reviewed 9 October 2018

We visited on a weekend so street parking was easy. Be sure to walk the grounds and go back at night to see it all lit up.

Thank gatortunor
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Spacious, and beautiful. The plaza underground was truly impressive and complete with a convention center. The whole area is beautiful with monuments, three big pools, and impressive buildings. It was cloudy when I was there, so I'd love to see it on a bright sunny...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Decent tour by guide but plan enough time to further explore on your own as the tour travels quickly and there isn't time to stop nd read or look closely at the pictures

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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
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
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