State Capitol

Third St. & State St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120- Map It
(717) 787-6810

AAA Editor Notes

State Capitol is on Capitol Hill. A magnificent building in a 13-acre park, the Capitol covers 2 acres and contains more than 600 rooms. The 272-foot dome, bronze doors, statuary, mural paintings and stained-glass windows are notable features. The marble grand staircase is designed after the one in the Paris Grand Opera House. Flanking the central entrance are two groups of statuary by the Pennsylvania-born sculptor George Grey Barnard. The welcome center, in the East Wing of the Capitol, offers 18 exhibits. Note: All visitors must pass through metal detectors; all bags and packages will be X-rayed and are subject to hand inspection. The security screening may require a whole body pat-down. Guided tours are available.
Free.
Hours: Thirty-minute guided tours are offered Mon.-Fri. every half-hour 8:30-4, Sat.-Sun. and some holidays at 9, 11, 1 and 3. Welcome center open Mon.-Fri. 8:30-4:30. Closed Jan. 1, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.