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North Carolina State Capitol

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North Carolina State Capital grounds

Wasn't able to get in the capital building (too early in the morning). However, I thought the... read more

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Well preserved place in history

This is a Well preserved place in history that is self guided unless you can be there on Saturdays... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2018
Bill L
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The State Capitol building, built in 1840, is an excellent example of a civic structure in Greek Revival-style architecture. Though recently renovated, the building does contain some original furniture.
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1 E Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1011
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wasn't able to get in the capital building (too early in the morning). However, I thought the grounds were very well maintained.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JosephPaddy
Reviewed 11 November 2018

There wasn’t much to really see - rooms are closed off and not much was visible. Glad we went, though.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JWS847
Reviewed 6 November 2018

I took my sister and her granddaughter at age 14. She enjoyed seeing the chambers of the houses and even ehjoyed the steps. Very educational for a 13 year old.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 27 October 2018

This is a Well preserved place in history that is self guided unless you can be there on Saturdays at 11 or 2. Close to the History and Science museums which will fill up your day.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bill L
Reviewed 22 October 2018

I have been a docent here for many years and always enjoy being in the Capitol and taking school groups on a tour. The groundsvhold many historical monuments and the Capitol is close to other interesting places in Raleigh.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sam B
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Grounds are spacious and well maintained, with a surprising amount of shade offered by massive trees. Several monuments exist for viewing, and as do a couple of war memorials. On a quiet day, one night catch sight of numerous birds, squirrels, and lightning bugs.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bavarian_Ruffian
Reviewed 13 October 2018

We visited the state capitol on a Monday morning for a self-guided tour. The security guard was so pleasant and courteous! The rotunda is impressive, the grounds have lots of statues and information. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Karen C
Reviewed 10 October 2018

The building is largely unchanged form its re-built status from the late 1800's. There are a few rooms to look at and one experiences a feel for how state business was conducted more than a 100 years ago. Numerous statues in-side and out of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 6 October 2018

The Behind the Scenes tour is offered periodically and I would highly recommend. It's offered by the NC Dept of Natural and Cultural Resources. The tour guide was very enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and passionate about the tour which lends to a more entertaining and interesting experience....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank katebB667JY
Reviewed 2 October 2018

I rarely planned a trip to the Capitol. I lived no more than a 5 minute walk. But I found myself there often. Beautiful in spring, adventuresome in snow, private in rain. Something about staining at men and not merely statues. Another place I miss...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank John P
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Robert L
23 August 2015|
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Response from Kathy T | Reviewed this property |
Yes. We just showed up at the visitors desk and asked when the next tour was. We were directed to wait in the rotunda until our docent came along. I believe the tours started about every hour and a half or so.
Eileen M
22 August 2015|
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Response from 459leec | Reviewed this property |
My understanding is that you are correct. They do guided tours for groups but they don't say how large a group is. To be honest I don't think a tour is really necessary. The city of Raleigh was not on the map when the War... More