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North Carolina State Capitol

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Interesting and Well Preserved

We enjoyed the self-guided tour of our State Capitol and peering in through the glass of our... read more

Reviewed October 7, 2016
North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
Interesting visit to State Capitol

While the rotunda is not as impressive as in many other states, it is still nice and worth a visit... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2016
Fresno, California
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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 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

Date of experience: October 2016
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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.

Date of experience: September 2016
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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

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank sunshyn468
Reviewed September 20, 2016

Family showed me around and gave me some history. Enjoyed the view of where things happen in government in N.C.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Rosa B
Reviewed September 15, 2016

This is a very small walk around, not much to look at with limited seating. Very nice open area to relax

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

The North Carolina State Capitol building has a fiery history. It is located in downtown Raleigh in the Union Square. The original capital building burned to the ground amidst a mighty fire. During reconstruction a zinc roof was installed. The zinc roof was to safeguard...More

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank acoachcool
Reviewed September 7, 2016

If you get a rare chance to see one of the state's top admins at work, congrats! However, the best part of the Capitol is the grounds and the beautiful inside both. The center point of Capitol Square and downtown Raleigh, the building is known...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Michael S
Reviewed September 1, 2016

This is a Beautiful State Capitol and the entire area around it is very nice. Classic buildings and Southern charm all around. Walk to great restaurants just down the street.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Greg S
Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here with some friends and walked around the building. It has several monuments out side that you can go by and look at. They are several buildings in the area that is neat to the area.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank barnett202
Reviewed August 14, 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

Date of experience: August 2016
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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