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North Carolina State Capitol

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Beautiful grounds!

Before leaving Raleigh we stopped here to take pictures. Beautiful grounds and loved having the... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2017
Desiree F
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New Port Richey, Florida
Full of History

Although I didn't actually go in the capital, I had a great self guided tour around the vicinity... read more

Reviewed May 29, 2017
Miller127
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Richardton, North Dakota
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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 July 17, 2017

The capitol grounds is perfect for a nice stroll. You can walk leisurely while reading the statues and enjoying the garden.

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Reviewed July 10, 2017

Before leaving Raleigh we stopped here to take pictures. Beautiful grounds and loved having the kids read the history and look at the statues.

Thank Desiree F
Reviewed June 29, 2017

This was once the capitol that houses of the legislature, and the governor, but the legislature moved out. Leaving this "small" building referred to as the capitol building exclusively tot he governor only. The grounds are the best thing about the place. Statues all around...More

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Reviewed May 29, 2017

Although I didn't actually go in the capital, I had a great self guided tour around the vicinity. Multiple statues, full of history and beautiful grounds. It's worth stopping by for a look if your in the area.

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Reviewed May 22, 2017

Very neat State Capitol. It's full of history and the grounds have the most beautiful flowering trees. Take the time to stop in and tour.

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Reviewed May 17, 2017

I saw the capitol, but didn't actually go there. I was nearby at the North Carolina State Library/Archives. I was in town for a genealogy conference and spent 2 days researching before the conference. The staff was well prepared for the onslaught of a large...More

Thank Muriel P
Reviewed May 15, 2017

This is much smaller than the capitols of the western states I have visited. This makes it a good accompaniment to the local museums. Be sure to tou all floors and see the Landsdowne Portrait of George Washington. Meanwhile out on the grounds, take in...More

Thank tmjrobin
Reviewed May 7, 2017

While I did not go into the State Capitol (free tours are offered) I did wander around the grounds on an early Sunday morning. The building is located in the heart of Raleigh on slight hill which affords a great view down Fayetteville Street. It...More

Thank John B
Reviewed May 4, 2017

We visited this State capitol on May 4th. If you visit it different places around the State Capitol you can park your car in the Alexander Square Parking on 120 South Welmington St. Like all State Capitols there is a check point at the entrance....More

Thank AmarilisVos
Reviewed May 1, 2017

I have mixed feelings about the capital building. The capital, which was built in 1840, isn’t as opulent as some we have visited. It is plain, functional and pretty much original. You do get a feel for what it must have been like when the...More

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Robert L
August 23, 2015|
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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
August 22, 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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