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New York State Capitol

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A Stone Fortress

First of all, be sure to take the free guided tour: you will learn a lot that you would not... read more

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Ken B
wilds of New Jersey
Facinating state capital.

Every state capital has it's history and this is no exception. Great tour provided through this... read more

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jay h
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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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State St., Albany, NY 12207
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Reviewed today

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

Thank Ken B
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank jay h
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Marty F
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank James C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decent tour by guide but plan enough time to further explore on your own as the tour travels quickly and there isn't time to stop nd read or look closely at the pictures

Thank Link518
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was born and raised in Albany, but like many locals, never took a tour of my own State Capitol Bldg. I finally took the one hour tour when friends from Colorado came into town. The architecture of the building is gorgeous and the public...More

Thank Nancy P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stopped here on a whim on our way to Niagara Falls. My husband quipped it was like Hogwartz. Lots of halls and stairways and a tad bit "dungeon" like.

Thank Diane M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This capitol has to be seen to be believed. We've toured 40 capitols and I can't remember one quite like this. It is so large one could get lost in it. The capitol is open from 7am till 7pm and can be self-toured. Convenient metered...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited on a Saturday and since it was a weekend we had booked a special tour. It was very quiet so we were able to see a lot of the capitol building without any hustle and bustle. We visited the Assembly meeting space and...More

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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
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
13 May 2017|
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Response from NYSCapitolVisit | Property representative |
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