No Tours Monday, January 17, 2022:
Due to the impending snow event there will be no tours Monday, January 17, 2022. We apologize for the inconvenience.
The Pennsylvania Capitol Shop will be closing on December 29, 2021 at 12:30 p.m. for renovations.
We will reopen mid - January. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Welcome back for guided tours!
Your safety is important to us. We ask that you comply with the following guidelines.
We are limiting our tours to 40 guests per tour.
Book your tour online at www.pacapitol.com.
Upon arrival, check in with the guide at the information desk.
The Welcome Center is now open.
The Capitol Restaurant is now open.
Please feel free to use the hand sanitizing stations throughout the Capitol.
Disclaimer : While we are taking extra precautions to help keep you safe during your visit we cannot guarantee you will not be exposed to Covid 19.
Sincerely, the Capitol Tour Guides.
Navigating Around the Capitol Complex
The Pennsylvania State Capitol Complex is comprised of the buildings owned by the Commonwealth and are centered around the capitol in Harrisburg.
The Pennsylvania Capitol Grounds, officially named Capitol Park, comprises more than 45 acres. Originally comprising 15 acres, from the lands of John Harris Jr. and U.S. Senator William Maclay, the remaining 29 acres were added when the state bought Harrisburg's Eighth Ward. Architect Arnold Brunner designed the current layout which inlcudes the North Office Building, Irvis Office Building, Forum and Finance buildings and Soldiers' Grove.
The following downloadable resources can help you get the most out of your visit to the Capitol Complex.
Landmarks of the Pennsylvania's Capitol Complex
The Pennsylvania State Capitol Complex is comprised of the buildings owned by the Commonwealth and are centered around the capitol in Harrisburg. This brochure includes a map of the Capitol Complex that will point out most of the major landmarks.
History of the Capitol
For information on the history of the Capitol Building, click here.