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North Carolina State Capitol

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Address: 1 E Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1011
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+1 919-733-4994
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Tue - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

The State Capitol building, built in 1840, is an excellent example of a...

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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If you are visiting Raleigh NC - make sure to walk past the state capitol. I liked the statue by the building. And if you walk straight from capitol building you will be in the... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2017
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

If you are visiting Raleigh NC - make sure to walk past the state capitol. I liked the statue by the building. And if you walk straight from capitol building you will be in the downtown area where you will have options for local restaurant, pubs, coffee and shops.

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Reviewed 4 April 2017

I have been living here since 1998, and I am one of the few people I know who has actually been inside the building. It is a great experience, with good explanations of the building's history and the purpose of the various spaces. I have never known it to be busy or crowded, and that only serves to enhance the... More 

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Concord, NC
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

You should take the time to see the history and beauty of the NC State capital. Alot to do and see downtown.

Thank dcriscoe
Cary, North Carolina
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

I've been here several times. The city bustle is definitely a distraction. Nonetheless, you still get to appreciate the monuments' presence of dignity.

Thank LAvenus79
Granite Falls, North Carolina
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

We were here for a homeschool outing to meet our legislators, listen to sessions on each branch of the government, and toured several of the government buildings. Full of both historical significance and current relevance. We appreciated the friendly, yet business-like manner of everyone we met, from security guards to judges, docent to Senator. A very pleasant trip.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

I love that North Carolina has the old state capitol, which is the former location for the state government (though the governor still has an office here in the building.) This self-guided tour through the building includes the old senate and house chambers, set as they were used in the 1800s. I especially like the state geology office that's in... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

It is a must see for anyone visiting downtown. You can take a self guided tour of the interior which is very interesting. You will see the old library and geology room plus the rooms where the Senate and House of Representatives met "back in the day." The grounds with all the statues should not be missed.

Thank Linda B
Abingdon, Virginia
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Must see all the statues around the building especially the Vietnam memorial. First week-end of each month there is a ceremony to read POW and MIA names from NC.

Thank Susan K
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Friends of mine decided to tour State Capitols in all 50 states. I joined them for NC State Capitol tour. It was fascinating, Beautiful building. I learned a lot and they said it was in the top 10% of all capitol tours. Highly recommend and I never would have even thought about it. Book ahead to make a reservation and... More 

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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

I was pleased to see a monument to US Presidents and native sons Andrew Jackson & Andrew Johnson who achieved greatness in spite of humble origins, including indentured servitude for the latter. Also a beautiful statue dedicated to Confederate mothers.

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