ALBANY, N.Y. — New York officials are expanding opportunities to tour the state Capitol and the nearby Education Building.

Free tours of both the State Education Building and the Capitol will be offered every Saturday starting Oct. 7. Chances to combine tours of the two buildings are now offered once a month.

The state Capitol has served as the seat of New York’s government since the 1880s. The Education Building across the street is notable for the imposing line of columns along its front.

Capitol tours will start at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., and Education Building tours will be offered at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Each of the tours can accommodate 25 people and reservations can be made through the Office of General Services website.

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