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Pennsylvania State Capitol, Harrisburg

Categories: Government Buildings, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.6/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web
Designed in the Beaux-Arts style by architect Joseph Huston, Pennsylvania State Capitol once inspired Theodore Roosevelt to claim it was the handsomest building he ever saw. A palace of art, the building houses a large collection of paintings, sculptures, and large-scale murals created by some of the finest artisans of the 19th century. Completed in 1906, the building now counts among the country's major architectural landmarks, featuring a vaulted dome and grand staircase. Start at the main rotunda, with handcrafted tile mosaics designed to show Pennsylvania's history, symbols, and animals. From there, join a guided tour of the building's main chambers, noted for their stained-glass windows created by artist William B. Van Ingen. Tours happen several times daily. Put Pennsylvania State Capitol into our Harrisburg itinerary builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Harrisburg.
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  • This state capitol is very beautiful after completely being redone. So ornate I'd call it European baroque….lots and lots of gold leaf everywhere and all kinds of paintings, frescoes and marble. Absol...  read more »
  • Love the capital. It is a beautiful city my family really enjoyed the sites and food around we will return 
  • We toured the Hartford CN capitol two weeks ago and that is a beautiful building. We toured the capitol in Harrisburg and that is an ornate building. Subtle difference, but a big one. Harrisburg is in...  read more »
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