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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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  • Went here on a class trip with the 4th grade. This building is absolutely beautiful inside! We were very impressed with the decor, the paintings, sculptures, stained glass windows, the rooms, everythi...  more »
  • The architecture, the paintings, the DOME inside and out, the carved statues and history make this, in my opinion the most beautiful State capital in the nation (although I haven't seen them all).  more »
  • Be sure to add the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg to your travel list. Tammy gave a great guided tour, which lasted about 40 minutes. She is extremely knowledgeable and showed us all of the ...  more »