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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.
All reviews self guided tour governor's office beautiful building north carolina legislative chambers vietnam memorial architectural details nice grounds back in the day entire building great architecture interesting visit civil war history the security guard three floors worth a visit fayetteville street
We had a great tour of the Old State Capitol, tagging along with a school group. The docent had abundant knowledge of interesting historical events and facts. We've visited several state capitols, both historic and working, and there was not much to distinguish this one....More
Very informative tour guides who educate on the history of NC government. Building is no longer in use by the legislature, but the Governor's offices are here. Unfortunately, we were not allow to pass by this section.
We enjoyed walking around the grounds. We went inside for a quick look and that was all we needed. The building isn't impressive but worth a look. We were able to access a small area of the total building.
The statues pulled us into the grounds, very interesting, and beautiful statues, especially the one to the heros of the Vietnam war. We then decided to go into the State Capitol, this was a real find, and gave us an insight to the past history...More
Downtown location , You will have to find a location to park !! You can easy missed it You will have to walk around !! But history lesson on the state for students who are doing a research report on the state history I will...More
The NC State Capitol has nice grounds and is worth a visit, but it is more of a historical site than anything else - the legislature no longer holds sessions in the building. Entering the building is easy and free (at least for a self-guided...More
Visited the NC State Capitol and loved it. Took my daughter with me and we enjoyed learning about the history of not only the building but the people who worked there and visited back in history. A great place to go if you are interested...More
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.
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
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 for Independance was fought and the Civil War never touched it. There are a number of statues and plaques around and in the building so, going and walking the area on your own is, in my opinion, a better option than taking a tour, anyway.