Capitol Hauntings Tours

Which two United States Presidents visited the Capitol after they died? What happened to the "lost" Capitol murals and their eccentric artist? Does the secret demon carved in stone hold a Capitol curse? Does the night watchman who died in the Capitol Fire of 1911 still make his rounds? Explore these questions and other tales of sightings and strange things on our Special New York State Capitol Hauntings Tour.
New York State Capitol

Portrait Carving Unveiling
Honoring Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

At the New York State Capitol

On August 21, 2023, New York State unveiled the permanent portrait carving of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the Capitol’s Great Western Staircase. It’s the first new portrait added since the staircase’s completion in 1898. Justice Ginsburg, a Brooklyn native, is just the seventh woman depicted in the staircase gallery and the first person of Jewish descent.

Plan a visit to view the portrait carving: the New York State Capitol is open to the public Monday-Friday, with free public tours offered at 10:00 am, 12:00 pm, and 2:00 pm.
Portrait Carving of Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the New York State Capitol
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