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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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Beautiful Capitol

We are on a quest to visit all 50 state capitols. This was, I believe, #22. This building rivals... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Hillsboro, Oregon
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Great place

We went there as has been recommended to us, and I can only tell, that is a great building. Very... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Adriana L
Stuttgart, Germany
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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
+1 800-868-7672
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We are on a quest to visit all 50 state capitols. This was, I believe, #22. This building rivals the Washington State Capitol for beauty and the tour was informative. Tour guide Joe was knowledgeable and spoke clearly. The building is impressive from the outside...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went there as has been recommended to us, and I can only tell, that is a great building. Very nicely maintained, and realy huge. Very nice fountain and gardens.

Thank Adriana L
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can pre-reserve a tour, but we walked in and picked it up. Their web site shows how busy they are, so you can check. Tour was excellent, guide was pleasant. They allow photos, and have a free handout book. Be aware you will have...More

Thank Timothy D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got a chance to visit the Capitol Building in PA just recently. We took the tour with a guide and got to go to the different chambers of the building. We also got a chance to see the Governor's Office. What a treat to...More

Thank DannyWasserman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came for business and ended up staying to take the tour. The building and artwork are beautiful. So much history too. An unexpected good time.

Thank JudgeZman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

...for the building, that is. Admission is free. This ornate building, which has stood in for the US Capitol in movies like Eddie Murphy's "The Distinguished Gentleman," opened in 1906. President Theodore Roosevelt was the guest speaker. No expense was spared, which became a scandal...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Pennsylvania Capitol is a great place to learn about the history of the Commonwealth. Check the paintings of the Governors going back to colonial times and realize the part many of these people played in the history of the country from the revolution thru...More

Thank PABucsFan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The capitol building was open, so we took advantage of a “self-guided” tour. This building is very ornate. One of the prettiest capitol buildings we've seen. The main dome area is the most beautiful area in the Capitol. Soaring over 6 stories from the ground...More

Thank MarshaW51
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Who would have believed that such a handsome building existed for all to visit - free! This building is beautiful. Its architectural highlights are jaw-dropping. The guides are very knowledgeable and enjoy sharing the details of the history of this statehouse. The chandeliers, the colorful...More

Thank Jean T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow we happened upon this place and boy were surprised, happy and amazed! We were in Harrisburg for a restaurant and we drove by the Capitol building. My 18 year old knew what it was and wanted to go. We parked and walked along the...More

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20 January 2017|
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Response from Michael M | Reviewed this property |
Chocolate World at Hershey, Hershey Park, Lancaster County for the Amish, Strasburg Railroad. Goggle them for details.
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24 May 2016|
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Response from Doris U | Reviewed this property |
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