Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza
Covid-19 Access and Procedures
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.
At the Empire State Plaza


Plaza Operations | Room 130, Concourse | 518-474-8860
Building Name Hours
Agency Buildings 1-4 Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Alfred E. Smith State Office Building Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Convention Center By event
Cultural Education Center - New York State Museum, Library, and Archives Tuesday - Sunday, 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Legislative Office Building Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Mayor Erastus Corning 2nd Tower Monday - Friday, 6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
New York State Capitol Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Robert Abrams Building for Law and Justice Monday - Friday, 7:45 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Swan Street Building Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
The Egg Center for the Performing Arts By event
Wadsworth Center Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Download Maps of the Empire State Plaza
The indoor map of the Plaza Concourse includes restrooms, elevators, businesses, food services, and more.  The outdoor map of the Empire State Plaza includes entrances, buildings, walkways, memorials, and more.