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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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Must see....

Whether your traveling through Harrisburg or visiting central PA....the State Capitol is a MUST... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Beautiful building

We enjoyed visiting Pennsylvania's capital. Busy city with a lot of old architecture. Since we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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 1 week ago

Whether your traveling through Harrisburg or visiting central PA....the State Capitol is a MUST SEE....gorgeous historical building....half hour tours are offered....ENJOY!

Thank nthom60
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed visiting Pennsylvania's capital. Busy city with a lot of old architecture. Since we aren't from the area, we felt a little uneasy. Big city, but drove through some struggling neighborhoods.

Thank Travelinklan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on a sunny weekday and thoroughly enjoyed the grounds and building. It must have the highest proportion of stone than any other state capital we have seen. Magnificent, really. If you get a guided tour that includes the House and Senate chambers you'll...More

Thank Kiernan820
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful building from the fountain in front to the dome inside. If you are near Harrisburg this is a quick stop. We were able to take it all in, in an hour. The room the House meets in is beautiful. The welcome...More

Thank Maria R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Harrisburg has a very beautiful capital building. There's two beautiful domes with stained glass plus 24 stained glass windows in the House chambers. The ground level floor is filled with picutures made of tiles. There's also the opportunity to stand in Teddy Roosevelt's footprints. The...More

Thank Linny_10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my second visit to the state capitol (the first being over 20 years ago lol) and I'm glad we made the stop! The architecture is breathtaking and the grounds were beautiful with blooming flowers. It was not crowded on the Saturday we went...More

Thank Sami L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited over the Memorial Day Weekend with my 10 year old son. I booked the free Capitol Tour for 3pm and we enjoyed a 45-minute guided tour of this palatial Capitol building. The artwork is astounding, as we saw the House, Senate and State Supreme...More

Thank Marc M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped by the Capitol building on our way to Hershey. Free tours are offered frequently on weekdays and every two hours on Saturday. The building is gorgeous inside and out. Our children enjoyed doing the scavenger hunt of the mosaic tile floors. Our tour...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With its gilded dome this is a grand state Capitol. Be sure to examine the rotunda ceiling as well as both government chambers. The Caoitol is very impressive and houses some magnificient works of art; paintings, decorative arts and furniture,

Thank Marvin G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Pennsylvania State Capital Building is a historic site in Harrisburg. You can have free guided tour by the staff of the history of the building and the current government sessions that occur there. The site is in the city and easily accessible to downtown...More

Thank Wendy H
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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.
21 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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Why was the pool red in 2009?
25 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.
7 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