This schedule is subject to change; staff members at the Pennsylvania capitol encourage visitors to call ahead and verify times before visiting.
Free tours of the capitol building:
• Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
• Saturday – Sunday 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.
The capitol building is closed January 1st, Easter, Thanksgiving Day and December 25th. Other holidays follow a weekend schedule.
Groups of 10 or more are requested to make tour reservations in advance. Reservations may be made online (website below)
The stamp for Pennsylvania is located at the information desk in the main rotunda.
This information was updated in March of 2018.
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Comments from readers
Took in Harrisburg, PA in early June 2011. What a fantastic building! The capitol tour was with 35 fourth grade students and man, they were fantastic as well. This was visit #16!
Took my four young children (ages 9, 7, 4, 8 months) to visit the capitol for the first time (my third). It’s so wonderful to go back again and hear about/be reminded of the early years of our nation!
Did the tour on Sunday, which was great from a parking perspective. Impressive and grandiose despite the over the top use of gold leaf throughout.
Beautiful building, very ornate. Tour was late while we waited on a group of Boy Scouts. Tour guide was great and explained everything. We got to stand where Teddy Roosevelt stood when he dedicated the building.
Having seen them all, this one is the prettiest! The interior is really well done.