Capitol Tours :
Your safety is important to us. We ask that you comply with the following guidelines.
Tours fill quickly. We recommend scheduling in advance. Walk-ins are welcome according to availability.
Arrive 15 minutes prior to your tour time and check in with the guide at the information desk.
Our tours are limited to 40 guests total per tour. Book your tour online at www.pacapitol.com. You may now book one year in advance.
As a reminder self- guided tours are not permitted weekends and holidays.
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 includes 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.