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North Carolina State Capitol

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Great History in a Short Time

Very informative tour guides who educate on the history of NC government. Building is no longer in... read more

Reviewed October 16, 2017
920nicholasm
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Greensboro, North Carolina
Worth the visit

Easy to find, street parking all around. Beautiful statues and canons. Memorials for the wars... read more

Reviewed October 7, 2017
TBMARE
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Delray Beach, Florida
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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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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
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Reviewed October 17, 2017

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

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 16, 2017

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.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

Easy to find, street parking all around. Beautiful statues and canons. Memorials for the wars. Relaxing to walk around the State Capitol. We did not go inside as it was an early morning visit.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed September 13, 2017

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.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank sega58
Reviewed September 7, 2017

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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Liz H
Reviewed September 2, 2017

We did not tour the inside, but the grounds and states are beautiful. Well kept, pleasant stroll around the block.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Debbi D
Reviewed August 31, 2017

This place was beautiful with excellent examples of craftsmanship throughout. The support staff was very helpful and informative. and the grounds are beautiful

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Phil G
Reviewed August 28, 2017

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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank smithsandra1
Reviewed August 19, 2017

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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank elleoa
Reviewed August 9, 2017

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

Date of experience: January 2017
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Robert L
August 23, 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
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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