We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Pennsylvania State Capitol

Third Street, ird Street d Street Street reet et, Harrisburg, PA 17101
+1 800-868-7672
Call
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Impressive

Wow, what great capital building. It looks like they spared no expense building it with top notch... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
hardshell
,
the villages fl
via mobile
Amazing building with great art work

Visited the Pennsylvania State Capitol building as part of a museum tour group. This is a must for... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
PWH19118
,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Read all 764 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“supreme court” (48 reviews)
“free tour” (40 reviews)
LOCATION
Third Street, ird Street d Street Street reet et, Harrisburg, PA 17101
CONTACT
Website
+1 800-868-7672
Write a ReviewReviews (764)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 729 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, what great capital building. It looks like they spared no expense building it with top notch material including marble from France and Ireland. Recommend the tour.

Thank hardshell
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the Pennsylvania State Capitol building as part of a museum tour group. This is a must for fans of early 20th century American art. I was totally blown away. Some important art works to note include the Moravian tile floors on the first floor...More

Thank PWH19118
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Recently, my very dear friend and her amazing partner held their wedding in the PA Capitol Rotunda. Having been to tons of weddings over the years, I can honestly say I've never been to one that was more effortlessly elegant and stunningly beautiful than this...More

Thank Shelly S
Reviewed 3 November 2017

So glad that we stopped here on the way out of town from Hershey. Even on a Monday morning when the House and Senate were not in session, the Capitol was a sight to behold. The dome is so gorgeous on the outside -- and...More

Thank catherine412231
Reviewed 28 October 2017

So glad I found the time to visit. We got there within an hour of closing time, so we had the place mostly to ourselves. It's breathtaking inside. The rotunda was gorgeous. Pictures don't do it justice. If you are in Harrisburg and have some...More

Thank askssk715
Reviewed 25 October 2017

A very grand capitol building compared with most others. The building is very big. The inside is decorated beautifully with paintings and gold leaves. You have to see it to understand. Although they give guided tours on weekends, the tour allows you to see only...More

Thank dhz_tlv
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Being in my state's Capitol, I wanted to see the water fountain dyed pink for Breast Cancer awareness month. It was absolutely stunning! This was my first visit to the Capitol in any aspect. I'm glad I had the chance to drop by.

Thank Elyse B
Reviewed 22 October 2017

We had no idea that it is such a beautiful building! We took a tour - free and took a half hour - with a very pleasant and knowledgeable guide. Then we walked around on our own and sat in on a live session of...More

Thank kay036
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Wandering around the grounds when a woman said we would be crazy not to go in and take the free tour. She was so right. Stunning interiors with paintings, stain glass windows, hard wood and marble. Belinda our guide was very friendly and informative. Great...More

1  Thank helenkeatings
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Our antique car club from Waynesville, NC was in the area for the car show in Carlisle. We had booked a tour of the capitol building. There were 32 of us and we had a guide. She was an awesome young lady and very knowledgeable....More

2  Thank EVILGRANNY
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Home 231
349 reviews
.25 km away
Cork & Fork
149 reviews
.26 km away
Mangia Qui
207 reviews
.18 km away
Burger Yum
26 reviews
.27 km away
Nearby Attractions
City Island
259 reviews
.48 km away
State Museum of Pennsylvania
204 reviews
.15 km away
Whitaker Center
211 reviews
.45 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
wtpoohb
21 January 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Michael M | Reviewed this property |
Chocolate World at Hershey, Hershey Park, Lancaster County for the Amish, Strasburg Railroad. Goggle them for details.
1
Vote
Tiido T
25 May 2016|
AnswerShow all 12 answers
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
1
Vote
luv4kids4172
7 March 2016|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
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
0
Votes