Visiting and Directions to the Capitol
Visiting the Capitol
The Senate Gallery is open to the public any time the Senate is in session or during guided Capitol tours. Guided tours of the Capitol are available daily and free of charge. For Capitol tours, groups of 10 or more should make reservations, by phone, two weeks in advance by contacting your Senator, or the New York State Office of General Services Plaza Information Office at (518) 474-2418. It is also recommended that all visitors call ahead to confirm the daily schedule.
From the North:
Take Interstate 87 (Northway) to Interstate 90 (East) exit, proceed east to Interstate 787 (South) and take Empire Plaza exit.
From the South:
Take New York State Thruway (Interstate 87) to Exit 23 - straight through toll booth to Interstate 787, and then take Empire Plaza exit.
From the East:
Take Interstate 90 and cross Hudson River. Take exit to Interstate 787 South, along river. Take Empire Plaza exit.
From the West:
Take the New York State Thruway (Interstate 90) to Exit 24, proceed east on Interstate 90 to Interstate 787 South, along river. Take Empire Plaza exit.