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New York State Education Building

  • 89 Washington Ave. Albany, NY 12207
  • Overview

    The Education Building of the State of New York was completed in 1912 and was the first major governmental building constructed exclusively for educational purposes. The stately building boasts the longest continuous colonnade in America. Tours are available to the public on Saturdays at 12:30pm and 2:30pm. The tour begins with a look at the architectural elements of the building. Inside, it includes stops at The Liberty Bell, the Rotunda, the mural paintings, the Regents Room, and concludes with a viewing of the monumental artwork “The Genius of America” in Chancellor’s Hall. Tours start on the front steps of the building, 89 Washington Avenue. Reservations are required. Call 518-474-2418 for reservations.

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