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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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Worth the Visit - uncommonly grand

We could not, at first, find the weekend visitor's entrance and so missed the first tour of the... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2016
PA State Capitol Bldg- Free Tours

The Pennsylvania State Capitol building is one of the most awe inspiring Capitol buildings in all... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2016
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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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 27 June 2016

We could not, at first, find the weekend visitor's entrance and so missed the first tour of the morning. But for the security guard's assertion that it was " worth the visit" we would have headed home to Bucks county. Instead we had coffee at...More

Thank BoHahn
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

The Pennsylvania State Capitol building is one of the most awe inspiring Capitol buildings in all the USA. The massive dome was actually modeled after St Peter's Basilica in Rome, Italy. There are free tours available, and most of the tour guides are very well...More

Thank TomBanksJr
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Spend a short time in town, we just walk around the Capitol , no time for an interior tour. This is a very nice kept buildings, the gardens and flowers are very nice, beautifull place for a picnic.

Thank RWPrider
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

The Capitol Building is huge. It is extremely ornate and is positively awe inspiring. There are several statues and memorials on the grounds or surrounding the grounds that are striking. I for one couldn't get over the incredible beauty of the carvings in the front...More

Thank Anthony P
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Historically inspiring. The fit and finish, in various marbles, wood, and bronze demonstrates the craftsmanship of days gone by. The original desks (over 100 years old) for the members. The interior paintings tell stories of history. The tour guide was very knowledgeable of every aspect...More

Thank Gordo61
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Lived in Pennsylvania my whole life and just went here for first time...great price (free!)...our tour guide was great and the place was beautiful. It is handicapped accessible and while we had to go a different way at times the tour guide waiting for us...More

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Went to the capital last year . Was very impressed with the Building itself . we took a tour with a group . It was worth it a lot of history

Thank Richard L
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

First, free is s great price! Second, this is a place where you pick up something new every time you go. We live near enough that it's been the subject of several field trips, a few personal visits, and even some work-related ones. Every time...More

Thank RoadTakenEM
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Wonderful place to visit - architecture inside and out is fascinating - grounds are marvelous and filled with things to see - don't misss the equestrian statue of Gov. John Hartranft, Civil War Medal of Honor recipient

Thank Musicman17109
Reviewed 15 June 2016

This is a definite place to see when in the area. The capitol is in a Renaissance style and it is absolutely gorgeous, inside and out. They offer tours so you can see the chambers of both the Senate and House of Reps. The fountain...More

Thank Patty B
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Hello, I saw your review about the state capitol. I'm planning on being in Harrisburg March 15-19. I plan to see the capital building. Do you have any other recommendations? We will have a car so we can travel out a bit.
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.
Tiido T
Why was the pool red in 2009?
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
Our church is taking a trip to PA to visit Hershey Park during July While in PA i would like us to tour the capital building ,I would like to know do we need to book for a group tour of the capital building.
6 March 2016|
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Response from handymandave | Reviewed this property |
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