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, built by hand of solid masonry over a period of 32 years. Learn about the unique architecture of the Capitol, as well as the superior craftsmanship of the stone masons who carved faces, animals and designs throughout the building’s façade.
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED and can be made by calling the Empire State Plaza Visitor Center at 518-474-2418. A maximum of 10 people will be allowed to participate in each tour.
Special Protocols for COVID-19
At the time of the reservation, guests will be informed of safety protocols in place to reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus, including mandatory wearing of masks or facial coverings, mandatory social distancing, and mandatory verbal screenings on the day of the tour. Guests will be asked:
- If they have recently traveled (or will be traveling) from a State on New York’s mandatory quarantine list.
- If they have any symptoms or are feeling ill.
- If they have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or have been in contact with someone who was diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past two weeks.
- If they have traveled out of New York State in the past 14 days.
Guests are directed to cancel if they are experiencing any virus symptoms.
For updates visit empirestateplaza.ny.gov or or call (518) 474-2418.