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Historic Site • NYS Government

New York State Capitol

What They Are about

The New York State Capitol Building is not only at home in the Hudson Valley, but one of the 2,500 places recognized as a National Historic Landmark. Official guided tours of the Capitol are Monday through Friday at 10AM, Noon, 2PM and 3PM. Tours begin at the Information Desk located in the State Street Lobby of the Capitol. There is a Visitor Center for the New York State Capitol and Empire State Plaza, located on Concourse Level of the Plaza near the underground entrance to the Capitol. Every second Saturday of the month, the Visitor Center will offer a tour of the Capitol at 11AM and 1PM. Reservations are required and can be made at 

Our Notes 

  • Reservations are required for guided tours. Visit

  • Self-guided tours are okay, too! 

  • Witness the action in the chambers up close and personal, of your state government working for you. 

  • Check out the Empire State Plaza's Facebook page for cool free events.

New York State Capitol

Albany, New York

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