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State Capitol program offers tours

The New York State Capitol Tour Program has offered a revised schedule for Nov. 25, with tours offered at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

The New York State Capitol, sitting  atop Albany’s State Street hill,  has served as the seat of government for New York since the 1880s. The building is a marvel of late 19th-century architectural grandeur, built by hand of solid masonry over a period of 32 years.

Gov. Cuomo has reopened the Capitol’s historic Hall of Governors to the public. Sweeping renovations have been made, including the addition of portraits, informational signs, and a timeline. Museum-quality exhibits on New York State’s history have been installed throughout the building. For more information, visit the Hall of Governor’s website at: http://www.hallofgovernors.ny.gov/. Email: plaza.visitor.center@ogs.ny.gov/.
All tours of the New York State Capitol are free of charge.

Tours are offered  Monday through Friday (no tours on Sunday or holidays); 
Times: 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. at the Plaza Visitor Center and Gift Shop, North Concourse.
Reservations are not required.
 Visitors are also welcome to take a Self-Guided Audio Tour during normal building hours.

On the second  Saturday of each month (no tours on Sundays or holidays), tours are conducted at  11 a.m. and 1 p.m. from the  Plaza Visitor Center and Gift Shop, North Concourse. Reservations are required  online at https://online.ogs.ny.gov/ogsEvents/CapitolTours/TourDates.aspx  or by calling  518-474-2418.

Special exhibits:

In the Hall of New York are “Historic Landscapes of Every Region of New York State,”   Second Floor, Capitol Building. Visit http://www.hallofnewyork.ny.gov/.
“Restoring a Landmark – Overview of the Restoration of the New York State Capitol,”   First Floor, Senate Staircase, Capitol Building. Learn more in the “Restoring a Landmark Booklet.” 


Gloria Mazure

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