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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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  • The capitol is beautiful, stand under the dome and see the intricacy of the mural, take a look down state street to the river or better yet, walk to the river and stop for coffee at little amps! 
  • Most state capitol buildings are ornate and designed to well represent the government and elements of that state. Few capitol buildings, however, are visited by other state planners when they are cons...  more »
  • We have the most Beautiful capital; From the ornate marble, beautiful wood tables, elegant chandeliers, stain-glass windows, art murals, gold-leaf dome to the floor tiles; it is one-of-a-kind, The cos...  more »