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New York State Capitol, Albany

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The New York State Capitol, the seat of the New York State government, is located in Albany, the capital city of the U.S. state of New York. The capitol building is part of the Empire State Plaza complex on State Street in Capitol Park. Housing the New York State Legislature, the building was completed in 1899 at a cost of US$25 million (equivalent to $675 million in modern dollars), making it the most expensive government building of its time. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971, then included as a contributing property when the Lafayette Park Historic District was listed in 1978. The New York State Capitol was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1979.
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  • Take a tour, you will get so much more out of your time at the Capitol. Tours are free of charge, but you do need to make a reservation ahead of time. The Capitol building is beautiful. The intricate....  more
    Take a tour, you will get so much more out of your time at the Capitol. Tours are free of charge, but you do need to make a reservation ahead of time. The Capitol building is beautiful. The intricate....  more »
  • On a short visit to Albany we thought this free tour would be interesting. We weren't wrong. Initially we were refused entry as we didn't have out covid certificates with us. We returned and once.....  more
    On a short visit to Albany we thought this free tour would be interesting. We weren't wrong. Initially we were refused entry as we didn't have out covid certificates with us. We returned and once.....  more »
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  • I highly recommend visiting the capital building if you happen to be in Albany. The artwork and craftsmanship inside the building is absolutely amazing. Going here made me feel very proud to be a New Yorker. Parking isn’t bad you can park on one of the side roads. And security does not take a long time to pass through, just your typical put your phone and wallet in the bucket. Just a sidenote it’s a lot of stairs and a lot of walking they do have elevators though that can take you to the top.
  • If there is only one place you visit in Albany make sure it's this one. That's doubly true if you enjoy architecture. A more beautiful state house in this style you would be hard pushed to find imo. Personally I took the tour which was informative and then wandered on my own for about 2 hours. Well worth your time and all free.

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