New York State Capitol

New York State Capitol Hauntings Tours

Tales of Sightings and Strange Things
Tour Information
2019 Capitol Hauntings Tour

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 Capitol Hauntings Tour of the New York State Capitol. The tour lasts about an hour, but the chilling tales might haunt you forever.


Given from October 3 through October 31, the FREE Capitol Hauntings Tours will be offered:

  • Days: Monday - Friday
  • Times: Monday through Thursday, 5:00 P.M. & 6:00 P.M.; Fridays, 3:00 P.M., 5:00 P.M., and 6:00 P.M.
  • Location: Tours start at the information desk located in the Capitol’s State Street Lobby.
  • No tours will be offered on Monday, October 10.
  • REGISTRATION REQUIRED. For groups of 10 or more, please contact the Plaza Visitor Center at 518-474-2418 to arrange a tour.


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