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New York State Capitol

  • Washington Ave and State St Albany, NY 12242
  • Downtown Area
  • Overview

    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.

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    • Monday Hours: 7am-7pm
    • Tuesday Hours: 7am-7pm
    • Wednesday Hours: 7am-7pm
    • Thursday Hours: 7am-7pm
    • Friday Hours: 7am-7pm
    • Saturday Hours: Closed except for 2nd Saturday tour
    • Sunday Hours: Closed
    • Tour Times: Monday - Friday, 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm (no reservations required); Second Saturday of every month, 11am and 1pm (online reservations required in advance of tour at www.empirestateplaza.org; Self-guided, Dowload audio tour at www.empirestateplaza.org
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    • Admission Fee: Free
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