Capitol Visitor Services

Capitol Visitor Services

Jill Fetter, Director
B-1B Main Capitol Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120
(717) 787-6810 or (800) 868-7672

The Capitol offers tour guide services to Members, staff and visitors to our beautiful Capitol. Guided tours of the Capitol can be scheduled online or by calling 787-6810 or (800) 868-7672. Guided tours are offered regular weekdays every half hour from 8:30 a.m. through and including 4:00 p.m.; weekends and most holiday tours are offered at 9, 11, 1 and 3. Due to construction and/or unforeseen emergencies, it is recommended you call ahead to confirm the schedule. The tour schedule is subject to change without notice. Groups of more than 10 people should be scheduled well in advance. Please note that most spring dates are booked before December 31. Advance planning is highly recommended. Tours can be tentatively scheduled. Groups of less than ten usually can be accommodated without prior notice, except in the spring due to the large volume of school field trips.

Capitol Visitor Services also staff the Information Desks in the Main Rotunda, as well as the East Wing Rotunda, and maintain the modernized, educational and interactive Welcome Center and the Capitol Gift Shop.

Don't have time for a pre-scheduled Tour? Download our Self-Guided Tour App, and explore our treasure of a Capitol on your own. Don't forget to check out our Welcome Center and Gift Shop!

You are invited to explore all things Pennsylvania by visiting the Welcome Center. Learn about Pennsylvania government -- and have fun in the process -- by reading, listening, touching and interacting with colorful, informative exhibits. The Welcome Center is located in the East Wing of the Capitol, and is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Welcome Center is a good first stop for visitors to Pennsylvania's Capitol. A series of educational displays explain, among other things, how laws are made - and even allow visitors to "vote" on legislation. Visitors can also find out who their representatives are in the Senate and the House. Please note, the Capitol and Welcome Center are accessible for individuals with special needs.

The Capitol Gift Shop is located in the East Wing of the Capitol and is open from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. regular weekdays. With one week advance notice, the Capitol Gift Shop will have ready for you to purchase the requested number of Student Souvenir Bags. These bags are $5.50 (including tax) and contain:

  • Historical document printed on parchment;
  • a 4 x 6 inch PA State or US Flag;
  • five (5) assorted postcards; and,
  • Harrisburg pencil.

One payment is accepted at time of purchase and pick up with either cash or credit card; checks are not accepted.

Our Contacts

  • 462 Main Capitol Building,
    Harrisburg, PA 17120

  • (717) 787-5920

  • Working hours: 9AM - 5PM