The beautiful State Education Building will be open for regular public tours

State Education Building late sun 2016-September

The State Education Building will be open for public tours on the second Saturday of each month starting in August, the state Education Department has announced. Tour blurbage:

New York State Museum staff will lead the 45-minute Education Building tour, and visitors will have the opportunity to explore the historic Chancellors Hall, Regents Room and the Rotunda adorned with murals by Albany native Will H. Low. The State Education Building is located at 89 Washington Avenue, Albany. This is the first time the building has been made available for regular public tours since the State Museum and Library were moved from the Education Building to the Cultural Education Center in the 1970s.

The tours are being offered at 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm. They're free, but you must sign up ahead of time via the same site used to register for the Saturday state Capitol tours. The tours are limited to 25 people.

The State Education Building is beautiful, but, as mentioned above, the opportunity for the general public to get a look at the inside is rare.

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