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North Carolina State Capitol

1 E Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1011
+1 919-733-4994
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Must see all the statues around the building especially the Vietnam memorial. First week-end of... read more

Reviewed February 15, 2017
Susan K
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Abingdon, Virginia
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Friends of mine decided to tour State Capitols in all 50 states. I joined them for NC State Capitol... read more

Reviewed February 13, 2017
baileybaileybailey
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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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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"governor's office"
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"senate and house chambers"
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"vietnam memorial"
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"architectural details"
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"nice grounds"
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"back in the day"
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Reviewed February 15, 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.

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Reviewed February 13, 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...More

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Reviewed February 2, 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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Reviewed December 20, 2016

I have not visited the old Capitol Building since I was in junior high. After visiting the Governor's Mansion, one of the host suggested we visit here. The decorations were minimal but very tastefully done. I love the history of this old building.

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Reviewed December 4, 2016

I simply had to return to this spot throughout my visit of this city. Regardless of the time of day, it offers fantastic photo opportunities; the sky can create some rather dramatic shots with the numerous monuments (and of course, the capitol building!) The grounds...More

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Reviewed November 15, 2016

This majestic old edifice is no longer used as the venue for the state legislature to convene, that's at the legislative office building nearby. This place itself is a monument to history, and you should take the time to go inside. Leave your knife or...More

1  Thank c5mjb
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Reviewed November 15, 2016

In the middle of Raleigh is the State Capitol. It has some wonderful statues and dedications to history. Nothing too fancy as compared to other state capitols but nice enough.

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Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

It's amazing how many people neglect the history in their own states. Don't miss the stories represented in the monuments on the Capitol Square. You can thank our soldiers from the War of Northern Aggression, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam. Visit the monument to the first...More

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Reviewed October 7, 2016

We enjoyed the self-guided tour of our State Capitol and peering in through the glass of our Governor's office.

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Reviewed October 3, 2016

While the rotunda is not as impressive as in many other states, it is still nice and worth a visit. You can also see the old legislative rooms. And don't miss going all the way up to the top floor to see the redone old...More

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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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