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North Carolina State Capitol

1 E Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1011
+1 919-733-4994
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Nothing to see here

Very surprised how little there is to see here compared to most state capitols. Given NC history... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2016
nelson r
Another Capital

It is the historic Capital. We have sen better but still worth the visit. It a self guided tour... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2016
Donald S
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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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  • Poor1%
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1 E Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1011
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"self guided tour"
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"governor's office"
in 12 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 15 reviews
"north carolina"
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"senate and house chambers"
in 7 reviews
"vietnam memorial"
in 4 reviews
"nice grounds"
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"back in the day"
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"civil war history"
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"metal detector"
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"park like setting"
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"visiting downtown"
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"andrew johnson"
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"worth a visit"
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"fayetteville street"
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"third floor"
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"great history"
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

Very surprised how little there is to see here compared to most state capitols. Given NC history there are plenty of opportities for a great display but this is undeveloped for now

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Reviewed 1 August 2016

It is the historic Capital. We have sen better but still worth the visit. It a self guided tour. The legislative chamber are still as they were.

Thank Donald S
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

It is small and unimpressive, a museum rather than a working state capitol. The new Legislative Building is where the Senate and House meet. The Governor's office is in the building; however it is not open to visitors. The Rotunda had a marble statue of...More

Thank AnnC576
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Reviewed 23 July 2016

Many interesting exhibits to see. Now home to the Governor's office, the old Senate and House chambers are worth visit as well as the old library and State Geology office.

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Reviewed 20 July 2016

The capitol building packed in more than appears from the outside. Three floors of exhibits from the old senate and house meeting rooms to a beautiful library and a science lab to assess NC's natural resources. It's free, it's pretty fascinating, and I really recommend...More

Thank Ande N
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Reviewed 4 July 2016

Not as elaborate as other capitol buildings we have visited, but very enjoyable to be able to wander round this 1840,s capitol building at our own pace on a self guided tour. it was interesting to see the old House and Senate chambers, as well...More

Thank jf0
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Reviewed 21 June 2016

Very interesting. Great historical artifacts inside capital. Grounds are very pleasant to walk around.

Thank StevenJUF
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Reviewed 17 June 2016

Maybe it's because I live in North Carolina is the reason I thought this place was so amazing. The grounds are beautiful, and you can even tour the inside as well. It is a self-guided tour. History abounds in this one building. Location is great...More

Thank nayspay
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Reviewed 14 June 2016

This building is actually the second North Carolina Capitol building in Raleigh. The first was heavily damaged by fire and torn down. You can visit the chambers used by the House & Senate until they moved to the new Legislative building a few blocks north...More

Thank Levon M
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Reviewed 3 June 2016

If you're as much of a fan of colonial America as I am, you're sure to appreciate this place. An interesting side-note: this building no longer functions as the state Capitol, as the legislature now holds session elsewhere. This doesn't mean it's still not the...More

Thank Jonathan H
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Robert L
23 August 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
22 August 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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