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Sitting majestically atop Albany's State Street hill, the New York State Capitol has served as the seat of government for New York since the 1880s. The building is a marvel of late 19th century architectural grandeur. Under the direction of five architects, the Capitol was built by hand of solid masonry over a period of 32 years. By 1899 its cost had exceeded twenty-five million dollars.
Tours of the Capitol are available Monday through Friday at 10, 12, 2 and 3, and by reservation on the 2nd Saturday of each month only. Closed Sundays & Holidays.
Tours begin at the Information Desk in the State Street Lobby of the Capitol. Audio Tours available Monday through Friday.
Does the night watchman who died in the Capitol fire of 1911 still make his rounds? Which two United States Presidents visited the Capitol afte... View Details
Staring on Saturday August 8 tours of the Capitol will be offered on the second Saturday of each month at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Reservations are re... View Details