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“Beautiful design”

New York State Capitol
Ranked #2 of 49 things to do in Albany
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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 years to complete. Over the years meticulous restoration has been done to maintain and protect the Capitol for future generations of New Yorkers.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Stairs / lift, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

It’s a magnificent structure, inside and out. The Assembly staff were pleasant and seem to serve the visiting public well, with courtesy and respect. Both chambers are awesome works of art.

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"senate chamber"
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"new york"
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"gold leaf"
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"self guided"
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"great tour"
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"lots of history"
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"worth the trip"
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

We signed up for the free Saturday tour. It was a small group. Wonderful guide took us through several areas. It was fabulous. Guide was so knowledgeable; answered all our questions. We saw the staircases and main meeting rooms. It is a beautiful building and we learned so much about it's history. We all loved it!

Sign up in advance for Saturday. Must clear security to get in. No food available. Gift shop closed on Saturday.

Thank MommaJage
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

So glad that I read other people’s reviews and went to see this beautiful Capitol building. Definitely take the free tour. The tour guide was excellent and shared so much information about the things in the building and the history. A wonderful hour tour and then you can wander on your own, back to where you have been to look again or to explore somewhere new. Don’t miss this place if you visit Albany.

Thank karenV6184ZA
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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed learning about the history of New York State, and this beautiful building. Highly recommend.

Thank BL_LI
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

I highly recommend a FREE tour of the New York State Capitol building. It's an amazing building - with it's $1,000,000,000 staircase! Definitely a "must see" when you are in Albany!

Thank Ellen V
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