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Pennsylvania State Capitol

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Address: Third Street, ird Street d Street Street reet et, Harrisburg, PA 17101
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Teddy Roosevelt declared that this Italian Renaissance-style building was...

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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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

Reviewed 19 June 2016
Richard L
Tafton, Pennsylvania
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Tafton, Pennsylvania
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82 reviews
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Reviewed 19 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

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York, Pennsylvania
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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 there is something new that pops out in the art work. During election season I... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 16 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

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
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 on the back side of the building is stunning; they light it up at different... More 

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

It is not many building that I visit that I would describe as awesome.Just take the free tour or you can take the brochure and do a self guided tour and see for yourselves.

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

The half hour, free tour of the State Capitol building was absolutely wonderful. It highlights the history and beauty of the Legislative Chambers, Supreme Court, Governor's Office, and the Grand Staircase (modeled after the Paris Opera). Definitely worth a visit. After the tour, walk 2 or 3 blocks south along State Street, and take the elevator to the 12th floor... More 

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Grantham, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 14 June 2016

Amazing place to walk around and take in the sites. Who knows, you might even get a glimpse of the governor if your lucky enough.

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Mount Airy, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016

The tour is free and the art and architecture are incredible. The tour guide was well informed and willing to answer all our questions.

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016

A nice building for an over bloated government that only cares about themselves. Some of their staff members make more money than they do!. The largest state government for the 12th largest population. Hmmmmm.

Thank Robert A
Scotland, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016

What a cool building! be sure to do the tour and enjoy the tiles! Great for all ages. Have lunch in the cafe.

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