Plan a Visit

The Pennsylvania State Capitol building is a functional seat of government, where laws are passed and the public policy is set for over 12 million residents of Pennsylvania. Visitors are welcome to explore the Capitol Building at their leisure, on regular weekdays. Leave plenty of time to visit our Interactive Welcome Center and Capitol Gift Shop.

Due to safety regulations, all tour groups, even those that are not conducted by General Assembly Tour Guides, are required to schedule their tours through this office at 1-800-868-7672. Failure to do so may result in unnecessary delays for your group.

Tours are limited to 80 people total per tour. Groups with more than 80 people will require multiple tour times. Please schedule accordingly

Visitors must use the public entrances - East Wing Entrance at the Fountain on Commonwealth Avenue (also the handicapped entrance), and the Main Rotunda Entrance at Third and State Streets (view map). to view a map. For more on security at the Capitol, please click here.

Planning a visit on a weekend or holiday? Click here for important information.

What our visitors are saying

An amazing piece of architecture. Be sure to check it out.

6 months ago

Beautiful building, free tour, friendly staff.

2 years ago

Very nice Capitol! Decked out In 24k gold, very opulent. Definitely recommend coming here and taking a tour, they are free but very detailed.

9 months ago

The architecture in the senate and house chambers is incredible. Worth taking the tour.

8 months ago

A great place to visit when in Harrisburg.

1 year ago

History, art, architecture and learning how government works combine to make a memorable and worthwhile experience,

2 years ago

The capitol building is absolutely beautiful! I took my five-year-old son and he also enjoyed it. We walked around a bit on our own, but also went on the short (30 mins) guided tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. My son was a big fan of the Welcome Center downstairs in the East Wing. I look forward to going back.

1 year ago