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New York State Capitol

Closed Now: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Pretty Cool

Amazing building-We walked around for an hour then found out there were tours. Lots of history and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
spome03
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Bangor, Maine
An Army of Masons Were Hired for the Capitol Construction

The recently renovated NYS Capitol is an architectural marvel, with at least three architects that... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
lensilverstein
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Albany, New York
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The New York State Capitol has served as the seat of government for New York since the 1880's. Over 125 years old, the building is a marvel of late 19th-century architectural grandeur. Built by hand of solid masonry, it took 5 architects and 32...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing building-We walked around for an hour then found out there were tours. Lots of history and amazing architecture-Good part of a walking day in Albany

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The recently renovated NYS Capitol is an architectural marvel, with at least three architects that busted many budgets. I particularly enjoyed the hand carved faces in the appropriately-named million dollar staircase. The Senate chamber is really beautiful and has a great history. Don’t miss the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lensilverstein
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I saw pictures before coming here and knew it would be amazing. We didn't have time to take a tour, we just saw the outside. It was within walking distance of our hotel and it's a great photo opportunity. Looks like something out of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Demi R
Reviewed 30 October 2018

If your in Albany, be sure to give yourself time to visit the Capitol and take the tour. This gem cost $28 million to build in the late 19th century and took almost 30 years. Construction stopped. in 1896 when a candidate for Governor ran...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank William B
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

New York State Capital. Is a great way to spend a afternoon in Albany. Lots of history to see. There are also great guided tours.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Eric C
Reviewed 23 October 2018

First of all, be sure to take the free guided tour: you will learn a lot that you would not otherwise be able to pick up from just wandering around on your own. Our tour guide, Fred, shared a wealth of information about the building...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ken B
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Every state capital has it's history and this is no exception. Great tour provided through this way over priced state capital.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jay h
Reviewed 10 October 2018

We had a wonderful tour of this very interesting historical site. Highly recommended for an insight into New York's history and government.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Marty F
Reviewed 10 October 2018

We visited on a weekend so street parking was easy. Be sure to walk the grounds and go back at night to see it all lit up.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank gatortunor
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Spacious, and beautiful. The plaza underground was truly impressive and complete with a convention center. The whole area is beautiful with monuments, three big pools, and impressive buildings. It was cloudy when I was there, so I'd love to see it on a bright sunny...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank James C
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June D
2 July 2018|
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Response from Kacee54 | Reviewed this property |
Oh boy I remember them covering this on our tour. Here is the answer on Wikipedia. The central open court is dominated by a shaft intended to support a massive dome. The dome and tower were never completed, as it was found... More
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Patti P
30 May 2018|
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Response from NYSCapitolVisit | Property representative |
Hello Patti - The Capitol DOES NOT shut down for two weeks in the summer. The Capitol is open Monday - Friday, 7a to 7p and is closed on weekends and holidays. Free tours are offered Monday - Friday, at 10a, Noon, 2p, and... More
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Hi Phil - We always recommend to our visitors the Empire State Plaza Visitor Parking (V-Lot). It is the best way to experience the Empire State Plaza government complex and historic New York State Capitol. Most of the... More
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