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North Carolina State Capitol

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Great Architecture!

This place is near NC State. It is nice and quiet when we went to take photos and it is really hot... read more

Reviewed April 15, 2017
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Well Worth the time

Free entrance (although donations are requested) to an interesting part of Raleigh history. Well... read more

Reviewed April 15, 2017
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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
+1 919-733-4994
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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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Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

This place is near NC State. It is nice and quiet when we went to take photos and it is really hot. Maybe 5pm is an ideal time to go here because it is not crowded. It has lots of nice landscape around it and...More

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Reviewed April 15, 2017

Free entrance (although donations are requested) to an interesting part of Raleigh history. Well worth an hour of your time to walk through development of NC history

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Reviewed April 12, 2017

We have visited multiple state capitol buildings. This is one. Some nice grounds and memorials outside. My kids always prefer the ones that allow more access to the House and Senate chambers.

Thank Brian C
Reviewed April 12, 2017

This is a very historical building that has been restored beautifully. The Governors office is still here and we had the unexpected pleasure of actually meeting him. Be sure to visit the third floor for unexpected surprises. The senate and house chambers are very nice...More

Thank Pat E
Reviewed April 8, 2017

If you are visiting Raleigh NC - make sure to walk past the state capitol. I liked the statue by the building. And if you walk straight from capitol building you will be in the downtown area where you will have options for local restaurant,...More

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Reviewed April 4, 2017

I have been living here since 1998, and I am one of the few people I know who has actually been inside the building. It is a great experience, with good explanations of the building's history and the purpose of the various spaces. I have...More

Thank Everette W
Reviewed April 4, 2017

You should take the time to see the history and beauty of the NC State capital. Alot to do and see downtown.

Thank dcriscoe
Reviewed March 24, 2017

I've been here several times. The city bustle is definitely a distraction. Nonetheless, you still get to appreciate the monuments' presence of dignity.

Thank LAvenus79
Reviewed March 14, 2017

We were here for a homeschool outing to meet our legislators, listen to sessions on each branch of the government, and toured several of the government buildings. Full of both historical significance and current relevance. We appreciated the friendly, yet business-like manner of everyone we...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.
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