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Pennsylvania State Capitol, Harrisburg
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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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  • We visited the capitol on our way back home from the Carolinas. As a native of Pennsylvania, it has been over 30 years since I visited the capitol. What a stunningly beautiful building with rich histo...  more »
  • My 9 year old granddaughter and I took a tour of the capitol on a weekday afternoon. She had always lived about 2 hours from here but was moving to the midwest to start the new school year, so I thoug...  more »
  • A fantastically beautiful building, with wonderful history. Take the free tour, offered a few times a day. we went on a Sunday afternoon and there were only a few people on the tour. The chambers of t...  more »