New York Capitol Building

AlbanyNew York

518-474-2418 for general information on tours of the capitol and the Empire State Plaza

General hours are M-F 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Free tours of the capitol are offered Monday – Friday 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m.,and 3 p.m.

Additional guided tours of the capitol are offered each  Saturday  at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. by reservation only; these reservations must be made on the website (see below).

During summer, tours of the Empire State Plaza are available; please call ahead or check the website below for scheduling and more information.

Closed weekends and holidays.

All tours begin at tour desk, first floor, within the capitol.

Map to the Capitol Building in Albany
New York Capitol Website

The stamp for New York is located at the Empire State Plaza Visitor Center.

This information was updated in January of 2020.

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Comments from readers

Albany, New York is worth the travel… it is a great building to view and the photos do it no justice. To see it in person is hard to put into words.

T. Williams

One of the most unique capitols I have visited. This is one where I was very glad I went on a tour. The details are amazing.

R. Cahill

Having seen them all, this one is the most interesting!  The many carvings are fascinating.

Ned J.