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Visit the New York State Capitol and Empire State Plaza

100 South Mall Arterial
Albany,  NY 12210

Phone: (518) 474-2418

Visit the New York State Capitol and Empire State Plaza

The New York State Capitol has served as the seat of government for New York since the 1880’s. Over 125 years old, the building is a marvel of late 19th-century architectural grandeur. Built by hand of solid masonry, it took 5 architects and 32 years to complete. Over the years meticulous restoration has been done to maintain and protect the Capitol for future generations of New Yorkers.

Our tours go beyond just the Capitol building, take a self-guided tour of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza and the extensive modern art collection found in the Main Concourse and the Corning Tower. Or visit the Observation Deck on the 42nd floor of the Corning Tower, the tallest building in New York State outside of New York City. Or call in advance and book a tour of the New York State Executive Mansion.

RoAnn M. Destito, Commissioner
Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor

*The New York State Capitol
Walk-in tours for individuals and groups fewer than 10 persons are offered Monday through Friday at 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm. The tours are free and no reservations are required.

Reserved tours are for groups of 10 or more (45 max) and are offered Monday through Friday. Reservations are required and can be done on our website at www.empirestateplaza.org.

*The Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza
Self-guided tours are available Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm with a concourse map. Pick one up at the Plaza Visitor Center located in the North Concourse of the Empire State Plaza.

*The Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza Art Collection
Tours and educational programs are available for individuals and groups by appointment only, Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm. call 518-474-2418 to book a program or tour.

*The New York State Executive Mansion
Tours are available for individuals and groups, Thursdays 10am to 2pm (closed July and August). Reservations are required and can be made by calling the Visitor Center at 518-474-2418.

*The Corning Tower Observation Deck
Open to the public Monday through Friday, 10am to 3:45pm, CLOSED WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS.

+All tours are FREE.
+ Please book reservations two weeks in advance.
+ No tours are offered on weekends or holidays.
+ Call the Plaza Visitor Center for any questions, 518-474-2418.


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Parking: Street, Parking Lot

Categories: Government Organization, Historical Place

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Mon: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tue: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wed: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thu: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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