About the Tours
These special tours explore the legends, folklore, and ghost stories connected to the historic state Capitol.
In tales that mix history with macabre, tour guides will tell shocking stories about the night watchman who died in the Capitol fire of 1911 and still makes his rounds today, and the two US presidents who visited the Capitol after they died.
Find out where the Assembly Chamber's "lost" murals are located, and what happened to the tormented artist who created them. Walking among the gargoyle-like carvings and strange carved faces, visitors will discover the location of the Capitol's "secret demon" and evidence of a curse the demon may hold on the Capitol will be revealed, along with other dark secrets.
Registration opens August 27th.
Date & Times
- September 17th through November 2nd
- Weekdays at 1pm and at 5:30pm
- Saturdays at 1pm
- No tours will be offered on Columbus Day, Monday, October 8th
Weekday tours begin at the information desk located in the Capitol's State Street Lobby.
Saturday tours begin at the Plaza Visitor Center & Gift Shop, located at the north end of the Empire State Plaza underground concourse.
Tours are free but space is limited and they fill up quickly! Make your reservations as soon as possible.
Register online through ogs.ny.gov/esp/tours.asp#h or call 518.474.2418.