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New York State Capitol Tour: Albany First Fridays

  • Presented By: Office of General Services Location: New York State Capitol Washington Ave and State St, Albany, NY 12224 Albany, NY 12224
  • Dates: April 5, 2024 - December 6, 2024
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 1st Friday
  • Price: FREE
  • Overview

    This tour is offered in conjunction with Albany First Fridays and will be held on the first Friday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Reservations are not required for our monthly, First Friday Tours. Please note, that this tour is reserved for individuals and smaller groups of less than 10. If a group of 10 or more shows up for this tour, we may be unable to accommodate them due to the group's size. If you have a group of 10 or more, please contact the Plaza Visitor Center at 518-474-2418 to plan your visit accordingly.

    About First Fridays


    On the first Friday of each month, Albany comes alive with arts and culture. Enjoy events, specials, exhibits, and much more throughout the city.


    About the Capitol


    Sitting 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. Highlights of the 45-minute tours can include the legislative chambers, Hall of Governors, Governor’s Reception Room, Hall of New York, historic staircases, and carvings.


    Security: Visitors to the Capitol must pass through metal detectors and have bags scanned through an x-ray machine. Personal belongings such as backpacks and large bags should be left behind. Sharp objects, such as pocket knives, nail clippers, weapons, and nuisance devices such as whistles and noisemakers are not allowed into the building. 


    When: First Friday of the Month
    Times: 5:30 p.m.
    Location: Information Desk in Capitol’s State Street lobby
    Reservations: Reservations are NOT required, walk-ins are permitted. If a group of 10 or more shows up for this tour, we may be unable to accommodate them due to the group's size. If you have a group of 10 or more, please contact the Plaza Visitor Center at 518-474-2418 to plan your visit accordingly.

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