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: email@example.com/.
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.
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 MazurePost Author
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