Office of General Services

New York State Office of General Services - The New York State Capitol Tour Program

The New York State
Capitol Tour Program


Sitting majestically atop Albany's State Street hill, the New York State Capitol 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.

All tours of the New York State Capitol are free of charge.

Security: Visitors to the Capitol are required to pass through metal detectors and have bags scanned through an x-ray machine. Personal belongings such as backpacks and large bags should be left behind. Sharp objects, such as pocket knives, nail clippers, weapons, and nuisance devices such as whistles and noise makers are not allowed into the building.

Weekday Walk-In Tours 

Saturday Tours  

Saturday Reservations

Summer Tours of the Empire State Plaza 

This summer, take a tour of the Empire State Plaza to see and learn about the architecture of New York State's unique 98-acre government center. Tour highlights include The Egg Center for the Performing Arts, the Plaza's memorials, the Plaza Art Collection, and more!

School and Other Group Tours 

Group Reservations

Additional Information for Schools:

Special Exhibits 

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Call: 518-474-2418

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