Welcome to the Empire State Plaza

Hours of Operation

Hours

Concourse

Open Daily

6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

 


 

Corning Tower Concourse and Corning Tower Plaza Levels

Monday - Friday

7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Closed Saturdays and Sundays

 


 

New York State Capitol

Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Closed Saturdays and Sundays

Given the upcoming summer and low COVID-19 community levels in Albany, effective Tuesday, July 5, 2022, visitors will no longer be required to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test or vaccination to enter the Capitol and Legislative Office Building. 

This change was made in consultation with the New York State Legislature and the New York State Department of Health. Capitol access will be open on State Street, Washington Avenue, and the Empire State Plaza concourse. Visitors are required to pass through metal detectors and have bags scanned through an x-ray machine.


Security Procedures Apply  

 


 

Empire State Plaza Art Collection

Corning Tower Concourse and Corning Tower Plaza levels, Empire State Plaza Concourse, and Empire State Plaza

Open Monday - Friday

7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 


 

New York State Museum 

Tuesday - Sunday, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Closed Mondays

Closed Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day

Main Lobby Desk: 518-474-5877

 


Museum Website

 


 

Corning Tower Observation Deck

Monday - Friday
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Closed on weekends and holidays

 


 

Outdoor Plaza

Open Daily April - November

6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Closed December 1 - March 31, except for the Plaza Ice Rink.

 


 

Surrounding Parks and Grounds

Empire State Plaza, West Capitol Park, East Capitol Park, Lafayette Park and all other surrounding areas

Open Daily

6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

 


 

Vietnam Memorial Gallery

The Vietnam Memorial Gallery is currently closed to visitors.

Robert Abrams Building for Law and Justice