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North Carolina State Capitol

1 E Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1011
+1 919-733-4994
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Worth a short visit

Downtown, within the highly walkable section of Raleigh is the State Capitol building. The security... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2016
Pomommie
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Black Mountain, North Carolina
A Visit to the North Carolina Capitol

Enjoyed touring the Capitol building, from the Library to the legislative chambers. We were... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2016
pepperdog2015
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Cleveland, Ohio
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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 8 February 2016

Downtown, within the highly walkable section of Raleigh is the State Capitol building. The security guards were downright hospitable. The old rooms were attractively presented, with entertaining historical facts highlighted. There's something inspiring about dignified grandeur, and this building has it, inside and out.

Thank Pomommie
Reviewed 16 January 2016

Enjoyed touring the Capitol building, from the Library to the legislative chambers. We were intrigued by some of the wear and tear to some of the areas form use over the years. A must see when in Raleigh. Also impressed with all the statues and...More

Thank pepperdog2015
Reviewed 12 January 2016

The most interesting thing to do is read the plaques on the wall of the ground floor rotunda to get an understanding of what they saw as important in the past. And it's free.

Thank pemblin
Reviewed 11 January 2016

We love to visit State Capitols and have visited about 30 of them. We were happy to walk around this lovely, historic building and see the nice architecture and features. There is a unique statue of George Washington in the center rotunda. The president is...More

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Reviewed 31 December 2015

We visited the capitol on north Carolina while visiting . It is real amazing how good the older places are built and how much work went into the building . Free admission makes it a great place to visit

Thank budv
Reviewed 18 November 2015

We visited the State Capitol, NC Museum of History and the NC Museum of Natural Science all in the same day. It was all a very pleasant short easy walk around the two block area. Parking was at an open attendant manned lot on the...More

Thank AkuByrd
Reviewed 17 November 2015

It was quite interesting to visit the rooms where the representatives and senators met. There are original desks and other furnishings in them. There are also at least 4 large fireplaces in each of those rooms. There are statues on the grounds and a statue...More

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Reviewed 11 November 2015

Raleigh puts together a great tour for older lower school age children. The buildings are beautiful, love hearing the history.

Thank Tonya L
Reviewed 11 November 2015

On a nice day great little stroll after the museums or lunch around lots of memorials to our vets and the wars NC served in. Stroller friendly. The Capitol building is a neat little tour also. Great photo ops.

Thank D C
Reviewed 11 November 2015

The grounds around the west and south side of the Capitol showcase beautiful monuments to The Lost Cause erected by The Daughters of the Confederacy.

Thank SaintVitas
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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.
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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
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