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New York State Capitol

The New York State Capitol Building is temporarily closed to visitors. 

Discover the New York State Capitol. Visit the Million Dollar Staircase, the Senate Chamber, or the War Room, and you will understand why people call it the most beautiful state capitol in the country. This elaborately carved stone building was constructed between 1867 and 1899, with help from five different architects. When construction was halted in 1899, the building costs totaled $25 million. Four New York State Governors went on to become President of the United States. Today, free tours of the building are available Monday through Saturday. Visitors are treated to a complete history of the building – ghost stories, unfinished carvings, famous inhabitants and all! Tours of the Empire State Plaza, Executive Mansion and the Plaza Art Collection are also available. 

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New York State Capitol

ANNOUNCEMENT Out of an abundance of caution related to COVID-19, the New York State Capitol is currently closed to visitors.... More 

New York State Museum

The New York State Museum in Downtown Albany explores the cultural and natural history of New York State. The Museum features a... More 

New York State Education Building

The Education Building of the State of New York was completed in 1912 and was the first major governmental building constructed... More 

Empire State Plaza

Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza - one of the most spectacular capital centers in the country. The Plaza exists... More 

Empire State Plaza Art Collection

Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller, in recognition of the importance of the arts and the emergence of New York as the home of many of... More 

Empire State Plaza Visitor Center

Empire State Plaza Visitor Center & Gift Shop Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Visit the Empire State Plaza Visitors Center... More 

Corning Tower Observation Deck

ANNOUNCEMENT Out of an abundance of caution related to COVID-19, the Corning Tower Observation Deck is currently closed to... More 

The Egg

The Egg is a performing arts center dedicated to providing Capital Region audiences with the best arts offerings and providing a... More 

Executive Mansion

The New York State Executive Mansion is located on Eagle Street in downtown Albany. This historic house has been home to New... More 

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New York State Capitol Building

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Capitol Hauntings Tour

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Empire State Plaza Farmers Market

Must-See Sights at the Empire State Plaza

A trip to Albany would not be complete without seeing New York's grand Capitol Building and the More

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