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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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Brewster second most beautiful capital in the nation.

The most beautiful Capitol in the nation. This is the Palace of Art envisioned by the architect... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2017
Georg S
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Amazingly beatiful

We enjoy going to state capitals when we travel to get a good overview of the state.We have been to... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2017
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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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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Third Street, ird Street d Street Street reet et, Harrisburg, PA 17101
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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

The most beautiful Capitol in the nation. This is the Palace of Art envisioned by the architect. The art and architecture make this a must see in Harrisburg. The art and architecture are splendid and unified to tell the history of Pennsylvania.

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Reviewed 12 February 2017

We enjoy going to state capitals when we travel to get a good overview of the state.We have been to 12 so far and this is by far the most beautiful. We continue to speak of it to others and recommend that they stop in.

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Reviewed 1 February 2017

Declared "Most Beautiful Capitol in America" by Architectural Digest magazine. I saw the article a few years ago and have always wanted to visit. This week I had the opportunity to do so, and was completely blown away by the statuary outside (although my boyfriend...More

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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

45 minute tour was awesome. The history is very interesting. The tour guide had a lot of knowledge and was very kind. I had two very young children and was a little nervous on how they would be but the guide made us feel comfortable....More

1  Thank Michael T
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

This is in my hometown Harrisburg, free tours every hour, free walk around in the capital and the paintings are out of this world! You just got to see this spectacular and beautiful Capital of Pennsylvania...

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Reviewed 18 January 2017

great place to visit, beautiful inside, can picnic on the front steps in the sun and free. easy walk to restaurants in area

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Reviewed 6 January 2017

In spite of all the raving in the reviews on TA, this seemed a fairly average state capitol to us. Of course there are mosaics and paintings and a dome and everything else most of the other capitol buildings have. OK, the chandelier/s were impressive.

1  Thank RickMIusa
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

The Capitol Building in Harrisburg is an architectural phenomenon. The free 45 minute tour is well worth it. From paintings to heavy light fixtures hung by Pa Steel, it is a beauty to behold.

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Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Every minute detail of the original building is a work of expert craftsmanship. I stand in awe of the lasting testament to both ingenuity and creativity that went into this Capitol. The hand laid mosaics around the rotunda and base of the dome are unimaginable...More

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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Self tour very cool buldings some of the rooms where got open to public tours that kinda sucks but the rooms that were open are breath taking.

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Chocolate World at Hershey, Hershey Park, Lancaster County for the Amish, Strasburg Railroad. Goggle them for details.
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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
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